President Trump surprised a military family that was in attendance of his State of the Union address on Tuesday by reuniting them with their soldier in the House gallery.
"War places a heavy burden on our nations extraordinary military families. Especially spouses like Amy Williams from Fort Bragg, North Carolina and her two children...She works full-time and volunteers countless hours, helping other military families. For the past 7 months she has done it all while her husband, Sergeant First Class Townsend Williams is in Afghanistan on his fourth deployment in the Middle East," Trump said. "Amy's kids haven’t seen their father’s face in many months. Amy, your family's sacrifice makes it possible for all of our families to live in safety and peace and we want to thank you."
The House chamber erupted in applause and gave the Williams family a standing ovation, but Trump was not finished with them.
"But Amy, there’s one more thing. Tonight we have a very special surprise. Your husband is back from deployment. He is here with us tonight. And we couldn’t keep him waiting any longer," Trump said as SFC Williams came down the set of stairs, much to Amy and her children's surprise.
Sgt. 1st Class Townsend Williams, @82ndABNDiv, was just reunited with his family at the #StateofTheUnion. They represent our great Army families & the sacrifices they make on behalf of the nation. We are honored to have Soldiers like Williams in our ranks. #SOTU2020 #SOTU pic.twitter.com/JjESFedQXT— U.S. Army (@USArmy) February 5, 2020
The House chamber then erupted into a "USA!" chant.