Tyler Trent's parents to attend State of the Union, meet with Vice President

Indiana Rep. Susan Brooks invited Tony and Kelly Trent as her guests of honor to the president's annual speech, according to Tyler's father.

Posted: Feb 5, 2019 8:41 AM
Updated: Feb 5, 2019 10:48 AM

WASHINGTON (WLFI) — Seated among the politicians at Tuesday night's State of the Union Address will be Tyler Trent's parents. Indiana U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks invited Tony and Kelly Trent as her guests of honor to the president's annual speech, according to Tyler's father.

The two will also meet with Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence at 4 p.m., followed by a tour of the West Wing, according Rep. Susan Brooks. 

Each representative is given one ticket for a guest to the speech. Democrat Kathleen Rice, a U.S. Representative from New York, gave her ticket to Congresswoman Brooks. 

"We were having dinner and I told her about my State of the Union guests being the Trent's, and that I only had one ticket" Brooks said. "And she quickly offered up her ticket."

Tony Trent said it was a "great honor and a privilege" to be invited. 

Congresswoman Brooks serves Indiana's 5th district, which includes Tyler's hometown of Carmel. She honored Tyler on Jan. 4 by telling his story on the house floor. 

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