LETTER: Trump’s recognition of Navy SEAL’s widow was meaningful

I have been overwhelmed with emotion since President Donald Trump’s recent address to Congress and our nation.

I was in the Army Nurse Corps during the Vietnam era.

My husband served in Vietnam as a Green Beret and helicopter pilot.

He retired from the Army after serving our country for 20 years.

Three of the men who flew with him are buried in Arlington National Cemetery with full honors.

Some in the media are saying that Carryn Owens, the widow of fallen Navy SEAL Ryan Owens, was a prop.

She was a symbol.

In the moment when President Trump honored her husband, he honored all the men and women who served and their families.

President Trump’s recognition was heartfelt and symbolic.

The public acknowledgement to all of our citizens has been long overdue and greatly appreciated.

Sharyn Miller,

Port Angeles