There was a lot of partisan rhetoric tossed around at the 2020 State of the Union address on Tuesday. But among the many storylines that emerged from the event, there were some that rose above party lines and united communities instead of dividing them.
Such was the case for April Morgan, the mother of fallen West Point cadet Christopher “C.J.” Morgan, who attended President Donald Trump’s speech as the honored guest of U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill.
The fallen 22-year-old from West Orange – whom Sherrill said was “the best and brightest of our country” – died in a tragic armored car crash in June 2019 near the U.S. Military Academy’s summer training site in Orange County, New York. Morgan was entering his senior year at the iconic institution.
“Our entire community grieves with the Morgan family,” Sherrill said, adding that she was honored that April Morgan accepted her request to attend the annual event in Washington D.C.