President Donald Trump and a soldier teamed up to surprise the soldiers family at the State of the Union on Tuesday night in Washington.
Trump spoke of veterans and gold star families who were attending his speech, saying “war places a heavy burden” on them before highlighting Amy Williams and her two young children.
“Amy works full time, and volunteers countless hours helping other military families,” Trump said. “For the past seven months, she has done it all while her husband, Sgt. 1st Class Townsend Williams, is in Afghanistan on his fourth deployment to the Middle East.”
Elliana, 6, and Rowan, 3, hadnt seen their fathers face for many months, the president said.
“Your sacrifice makes it possible for all of our people to live in safety and in peace and we want to thank you. Thank you, Amy,” Trump said, before adding, “Tonight we have a very special surprise. Your husband is back from deployment. He is here with us tonight. And we couldnt keep him waiting any longer.”
Sgt. Williams appeared and embraced his family, prompting cheers of “USA.”
“Welcome home, Sgt. Williams. Thank you very much. As the world bears witness tonight, America is a land of heroes. Theres a place where greatness is born, where destinies are forged and where legends come to life,” Trump said.
Williams said in a video posted by the U.S. Army that he transferred from the National Guard in 2005 after he realized he wanted to be a paratrooper.
“I hold service to my country, my unit, and my men very close to my heart. I wouldnt be able to do any of this without my family,” he said. “Im grateful to be able to serve in the United States Army. God Bless America.”
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