Corey Adams: Corey Adams is a skilled welder at Staub Manufacturing Solutions in Dayton, Ohio, where he has worked for more than eight years. During 2017, Corey and his wife were able to become first-time homeowners, and they will invest their extra money from tax reform into their two daughters’ education savings.
Elizabeth Alvarado, Robert Mickens, Evelyn Rodriguez, and Freddy Cuevas: Elizabeth Alvarado and Robert Mickens are the parents of Nisa Mickens. Evelyn Rodriguez and Freddy Cuevas are the parents of Kayla Cuevas. Nisa and Kayla had been close friends since elementary school, but in September 2016, the two girls were chased down and brutally murdered. Their deaths were among a string of 17 Long Island slayings that have been attributed to Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13.
Corporal (Ret.) Matthew Bradford: Matthew Bradford joined the United States Marine Corps straight out of high school and deployed to Iraq in 2006. In 2007, he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED). Shrapnel shot into both of his eyes, blinding him, and the explosion also took both of his legs. After multiple surgeries and therapy, Matthew reenlisted in the Marine Corps—the first blind, double amputee to do so.
Jon Bridgers: Jon Bridgers founded the Cajun Navy 2016, as a non-profit rescue and recovery organization to respond to flooding in south Louisiana. In 2017, the Cajun Navy set out to provide aid to those in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey. He and the Cajun Navy 2016 have helped thousands of people across the South, and to this day, they are helping collect resources and donations for those who lost their homes in the storms.
David Dahlberg: David Dahlberg works as a fire prevention technician in southern California, stationed at the Pine Canyon Fire Station in the Santa Lucia Ranger District. In July 2017, he saved 62 children and staff members from a raging wildfire that had encircled their camp.
Officer Ryan Holets: Ryan Holets serves as a police officer in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In his six years on the force, he has been shot at twice and experienced several near-death encounters. Officer Holets and his wife adopted a baby from parents who suffered from opioid addiction, breaking down walls between drug addicts and police officers to help save lives.
Ashlee Leppert: Ashlee Leppert has dedicated her life to her country, serving as an aviation electronics technician in the United States Coast Guard. Last year, she rescued dozens of Americans imperiled during the devastating hurricane season. Nothing has left more of a mark on Ashlee than her efforts to lift a woman to safety in a helicopter basket. The woman was clutching a few bags of what Ashlee thought were clothes. As she drew the woman near, however, Ashlee saw four sets of children’s eyes looking at her as their guardian angel.
Agent Celestino “CJ” Martinez: CJ Martinez is a Supervisory Special Agent for the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations unit. He has spent much of his 15-year tenure working to dismantle transnational criminal organizations, including MS-13. His investigations have led to more than 100 arrests of MS-13 gang members who have been prosecuted for crimes, including homicide, assault, and narcotics and weapons trafficking. CJ is a proud veteran, having honorably served our Nation in the United States Air Force and Air National Guard for more than 22 years.
Staff Sergeant Justin Peck: Staff Sergeant Justin Peck has served in the United States Army for eight years. In November 2017, he was part of a team, along with Chief Petty Officer Kenton Stacy, that was conducting a multi-day mission with partner forces in Raqqa, Syria, to clear IEDs from territory previously controlled by ISIS. After the team had located and disarmed seven IEDs, Chief Petty Officer Stacy was clearing the second floor of a hospital building when he was struck by an IED blast and severely wounded. Without hesitation, Staff Sergeant Peck, who was holding a position outside the building, rushed to Stacy’s location on the uncleared, IED-ridden second floor. Staff Sergeant Peck’s actions—including applying a tourniquet, placing an endotracheal tube, and performing artificial respirations and CPR—were directly responsible for saving Chief Petty Officer Stacy’s life.
Preston Sharp: Preston Sharp was visiting his veteran grandfather’s grave in 2015, when he noticed that other local veterans’ graves were not being honored with American flags or flowers. Today, Preston has organized the placement of more than 40,000 American flags and red carnations on soldiers’ graves, as part of his goal to honor veterans in all 50 States and to challenge others to join the Flag and Flower Challenge (#FandFChallenge).
Steve Staub and Sandy Keplinger: Siblings Steve Staub and Sandy Kepingler started Staub Manufacturing Solutions, a contract manufacturing company specializing in metal fabrication, twenty years ago. Today, they serve as president and vice president, respectively. Thanks to the “Trump bump” in their business, Staub Manufacturing Solutions has seen an uptick in sales, employment, and optimism. They have grown their team from 23 to 37 employees over the last year and recently expanded by acquiring a new building. Following enactment of the tax cuts and reform legislation last year, they were able to give all their employees larger than expected Christmas bonuses.
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We Americans have a lot to be thankful for in this Trump presidency. I think FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, & Kennedy would be proud of him- and Reagan too. I doubt Obama & Clinton think much of him, but I wouldn’t be surprised if President considers that a positive thing. I doubt LBJ & Carter would be Trump fans- and I don’t know about Nixon or Ford. But I feel lucky to have Trump as my president. I am so thankful Hillary lost.
I thank God every day for President Trump.
The fake news that throws Hitler and Nazis out there they don’t have a clue. I lived under it. I came in this country worked hard learned the language became a Citizen no handouts from the Government.
Mr President, This is a wonderful letter of who your guests will be. I am honored to see that you are a real American and not one of these self-righteous politicians who never think about ordinary people, only their next election.
Nice vross section of Americans wjo benefit fdom the President’s policies
Absolutely awesome! I look forward to hearing from you Mr. President.
Our TV WILL be set for you tomorrow night. We’re so proud of you, Vice President Pence, your families and staff! Especially Mrs. Sarah Sanders!!
Read the memo that exposes Obama’s Deep State treason and corruption. It’s time for true Americans to know what he was really trying to do to destroy our country and people.
God bless President Trump, America & Americans! Anyone who doesn’t know our leader LOVES our Country & our heroes better read the list of Americans he & Melania invited to his State of the Union address!!!
Thank you President Trump for all that you have done for this country. With you as our president, we will make “America Great Again”. Now, if only our delegatesfrom Hawaii would come to their senses and join in your efforts, it would make Hawaii great again. God bless you and your family President Trump. He is with you always!
IF TRUMP ALLOWS THE ILLEGALS TO BECOME CITIZENS BECAUSE OF THE GEORGE SORAS PLAN TO DESTROY THIS COUNTRY AND TO ALLOW DUMBOCRATS TO GET VOTERS WE WILL FIND SOMEONE TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT THAT WILL KEEEP HIS WORD. THESEE FENCE JUMPERS WANT TO TAKE OVER THIS NATION AND MILLIONS OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS HAS GONE TO THE RACIST COMMUNIST LARAZA. SOROS HAS GOTTEN MILLIONS OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS FOR GRANTS TO DESTROY US. WE HAVE SPENT TRILLIONS ON THEIR ILLEGAL SORRY ASSES. WE PROTECT BORDERS IN OTHER COUNTRIES AND DONT PROTECT OUR OWN. I HOPE TRUMP IGNORES THEM AND SENDS BORDER AGENTS AFTER EVERY ONE OF THEM.
Thank you Mr. President; for not turning the SOTU message into a farce by ‘honoring’ musicians; actors; and other ‘elite’.
The only elite WE THE PEOPLE really want to see are the ones who have risen to that rank through real service to mankind!
America has been blessed to have someone as Pres. who has not bowed down to the NWO elite, and who understands that America’s real greatness lies in her common folk!
I wish I could be there!
Classy move Mr. president . We need to see more real American heroes and fewer illegals .
What a wonderful gift from our God. WE, THE PEOPLE are so fortunate to have President and Mrs Trump , also want to include handsome Barron, occupying our White House. Makes me feel so proud! They will lead all, To Make America Great!!!
Thank you President and Mrs. Trump for inviting such a well deserved group of patriots to the SOTU address! They all sound like excellent choices. Thank you also for being a fantastic public servant! I have to admit that I struggled in the voting booth to vote for you, but I did anyway. The other choice made me want to puke. Today I am extremely proud for making the right decision!
I am so proud of the fact that I voted and supported the President. I wish they would use the nuclear option and get more of his programs into law. He is going to be one of America’s great Presidents.
We are so lucky to have Donald Trump as our president. His family are such wonderful
representatives of our country. I too wish Mr. Trump could get the Senate to use the
nuclear option. You can be sure the democrats will use it if they get the chance. Use it
or lose it.