A look at some of the guests honored at the annual State of the Union address since President Ronald Reagan introduced the practice in 1982.
Lenny Skutnik was the first guest to be recognized during a State of the Union address. President Ronald Reagan's shout-out turned Skutnik's name into a term used to describe individuals invited to sit in the gallery during the speech. Skutnik was recognized for saving the life of a passenger after Air Florida Flight 90 crashed into the Potomac River in 1982.The Washington Post/Washington Post/Getty Images
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.