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Vice President Pence and Speaker Paul Ryan smiled as the president delivered his address in the House chamber

Trump's 60-minute speech drew 94 interruptions for applause, including a three minutes sustained, ovation for the widow of a Navy SEAL killed in action just eight days after Trump took office.

Widow Carryn Owens wept and Ivanka Trump comforted her, Trump said her husband Ryan was happy that the long applause 'broke a record.'

The late sailor's father made headlines last week when he said he had refused to speak with the president when his son's remains were returned to the U.S. in a somber ceremony. He also blasted Trump for green-lighting what he called the 'stupid mission' that claimed Ryan's life.

But the president praised Ryan as 'a warrior and a hero, battling against terrorism and securing our nation.'

'Ryan's legacy is etched into eternity' Trump said. 'For as the Bible teaches us, there is no greater act of love than to lay down one's life for one's friends. Ryan laid down his life for his friends, for his country, and for our freedom. We will never forget Ryan.'

Trump began saying he wanted to bring Americans who voted for him together with those who didn't.

'I am here tonight to deliver a message of unity and strength, and it is a message deeply delivered from my heart,' he said.

President Donald Trump appeared presidential as he delivered his first congressional address at the US Capitol on Tuesday

Carryn Owens received the longest applause of the night as the House listened to Trump's tribute to her fallen husband

Carryn Owens, the widow of Senior Chief Ryan Owens, wept as President Trump hailed her late husband as a hero

First lady Melania kept a straight face as she applauded with her guests as her husband Trump spoke from the Speaker's rostrum

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner were seated behind First Lady Melania and Second Lady Karen Pence.

Moody -House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer sat next to Pelosi and wore an equally glum face for portions of the president's address

Majority of the Democrats also pinned 'Protect Our Care' badges to their jackets in protest of Trump's plan to do away with Obamacare. Others wore American Civil Liberties Union ribbons in a show of defiance against Trump's travel ban

Denisha Merriweather in white jacket pictured center was invited as a special guest. Denisha is a student advocate for school voucher programs, she is currently studying for her masters degree.

Jessica Davis

Some families of US citizens killed by illegal immigrants were also invited by Trump as special guests. Among them were Jessica Davis, the widow of Detective Michael Davis and Jamiel Shaw Sr whose son was killed by an illegal immigrant gang member in California

Melania Trump made an elegant entrance as she was being applauded took her seat before her husband was announced

Jamiel Shaw's Sr son was killed by an illegal immigrant gang member in California

Megan Crowley was among guests invited by the first lady. Megan, 20 suffers Pompe Disease

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