Alabama Congresswoman Martha Roby spends Mother's Day with soldiers in Afghanistan
Rep. Martha Roby, herself a mother of two, celebrated the recent Mother's Day holiday thousands of miles away from home.
Roby, R-Montgomery, and a bi-partisan group of Congressional colleagues visited with soldiers in Afghanistan as part of a Mother's Day Congressional Delegation trip to the war zone. Congresswomen taking part in the trip were Roby, Rene Ellmers, R-NC; Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill; Niki Tsongas, D-MA; and Susan Davis, D-CA.
The Congress members hosted female service members with the International Security Assistance Force Northern Regional Command at Camp Marmel in Masar-E-Sharif, Afghanistan for a Mother's Day luncheon where they discussed the challenges facing mothers deployed in service to their country.
The lawmakers also delivered Mother's Day cards to women soldiers stationed at the post. The cards were handmade by elementary students from the Congress members' districts, including classmates of Roby's daughter, Margaret.
This trip marks the fourth consecutive year Roby has traveled to Afghanistan for Mother's Day weekend and the third time that she has led the bi-partisan CODEL.
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