President Trump’s first address before Congress was astounding, portraying a man who has grown into the role in a hurry and done it very well.
The most touching part of the President’s speech was his recognition of Carryn Owens, the widow of U.S. Navy Special Operator William “Ryan” Owens. In tears throughout the tribute and repeated standing ovations, Carryn looked often to the sky, speaking to her departed husband. I cannot imagine her grief.
President Trump: “We are blessed to be joined tonight by Carryn Owens, the widow of U.S. Navy Special Operator, Senior Chief William Ryan Owens. Ryan died as he lived, a warrior and a hero, battling against terrorism and securing our nation.
I just spoke to our great General Mattis, just now, who reconfirmed that, and I quote, ‘Ryan was a part of a highly successful raid that generated large amounts of vital intelligence that will lead to many more victories in the future against our enemy.’ Ryan’s legacy is etched into eternity. Thank you.”