Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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Val Demings delivers Mother’s Day cards in Iraq and Afghanistan

May 16, 2017
In The News

Congresswoman Val Demings was part of a bipartisan group of Representatives who visited Iraq and Afghanistan over the weekend, including Mother’s Day where they delivered Mother’s Day cards to the female soldiers. The cards were made by students here in the Orlando area 10th district she represents.

“This was my first trip to Afghanistan and Iraq, and it was such an honor to meet with our female troops and commanders, and see firsthand the difference they are making in Afghanistan and Iraq all while protecting our homeland,” said Val Demings. “We just wanted to show them how much we appreciate the sacrifices they make to serve us, not just on Mother’s Day, but every day.”

During the trip, Demings also toured local businesses, participated in roundtables with Afghan Female Police and Soldiers, met with Iraqi women leaders, and humanitarian leaders.

“I’m encouraged by the work being done through USAID to enhance and further the lives of women in Afghanistan and Iraq.” continued Demings “We must continue to invest in these important programs, that help to enrich the lives of families and give them hope for the future.”

Other lawmakers on the trip included Congresswoman Martha Roby, Congresswoman Susan Davis, Congresswoman Ilena Ros-Lehtinen, and Congresswomen Susan Brooks, as well as members of the House Armed Services Committee.