Throughout the Trump administration’s tenure in the White House, they have repeatedly affirmed their support for our nation’s troops and veterans.
Even prior to President Trump’s 2016 victory, he spoke out about the poor condition of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the unfair treatment of many veterans who return from war. During his time as a presidential candidate, Trump also raised money to support the troops and veterans.
In keeping with the spirit of love for the troops, Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence traveled to Erbil, Iraq. Breitbart News reports that following talks with Iraqi Kurdistan President Nechirvan Barzani, the Pences gifted the troops with a luncheon as a way to thank them for their service.
A Closer Look at the Pences’ ‘Thank You’ to Troops
Despite the meeting with Barzani, Pence confirmed that the central focus of his trip to Erbil was to “extend gratitude” to those who are currently fighting for America. During the vice president’s time with approximately 150 troop members, he thanked them for their service.
Pence and his wife’s time in Erbil was very well-received by the men and women of the military. Troop members stationed in Iraq shook hands with Pence and the Second Lady, thanking them for the visit. The vice president also took to Twitter, noting the happiness that he and his wife experienced from gathering with service members.
Additionally, Second Lady Karen Pence noted that she had a great time meeting with female military members. She explained that she spoke with troops about therapy and military spouses before handing out Second Lady coins and bracelets.
Supporting the Troops
Thanking the troops for their service and honoring those who put their lives on the line for this nation’s freedoms is imperative. A significant part of that honor involves bettering the treatment which veterans receive when they return from war. Helping service members to successfully reintegrate back into civilian society is also very important.
Part of President Trump’s work to aid and support the military involves withdrawing troops from the Turkish border. The vice president confirmed as much when speaking with members of the press yesterday.
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