Remarks by Second Lady Karen Pence to Military Spouses

by comfortcrewmk on September 21, 2018

Pence_withkids Pence_CCMK_Certificate_sm“Isn’t he cute? His name is Cuzzie. But we also have, inside the box, a journal, a guide for families, postcards, suggestions for ways to stay connected while that family member is deployed. And it’s just a little something that we can do.

Last week we had about 30 spouses of congressmen come to the Vice President’s Residence — bipartisan — and we assembled 500 of these boxes, and we brought them all with us here to Fort Carson. (Applause.)

Those spouses packed each kit with care and respect for the sacrifices that military families make. And later today, it will be my honor to give these out to those children.

I want to thank Comfort Crew for Military Kids for collaborating with us and helping us to make this happen. Ronda and Woody Englander, please stand so that we can recognize you. (Applause.) Ronda lost her dad in the Vietnam War, and she and Woody started this organization. And she told a great story to the congressional spouses that I’m going to share with you.

She said — and this was a little girl who emailed her, and said, “You know, I wrote in my journal while my dad was gone. And when he came home, he wasn’t the same and I didn’t know where my dad was.” And she said, “I gave him my journal to read, and he started reading my journal and he started to cry.” And she said, “I knew then that I had my dad back, because he was starting to show his feelings again.” So these are powerful kits that we’re handing out today.”

- Second Lady Karen Pence

For the entire speech, visit the link below.

-https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-second-lady-karen-pence-military-spouses-fort-carson-colorado/

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