Family of a deployed service member
Another special moment occurred when Trump gave recognition to military spouse Amy Williams from Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Trump told the audience that Williams works full time and volunteers to help other military families.
Williams’ husband, Sgt. 1st Class Townsend Williams, has been stationed in Afghanistan on his fourth deployment to the Middle East.
“Amy's kids haven't seen their father's face in many months,” Trump said. “Amy, your family's sacrifice makes it possible for all of our families to live in safety and in peace. And we want to thank you.”
Trump then told Williams that they had a “special surprise” for her family.
“I am thrilled to inform you that your husband is back from deployment,” Trump said. “He is here with us tonight. And we couldn't keep him waiting any longer.”
Williams walked down the steps of the gallery and greeted his wife and children as they celebrated his return. The Williamses then got hugs and handshakes from Melania Trump as members of Congress chanted “USA! USA! USA!”
“Welcome home Sgt. Williams,” Trump said. “Thank you, very much.”