Rep. Susan Davis (center) with troops in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Rep. Susan Davis and a bipartisan group of Congresswomen celebrated an early Mother’s Day with the troops in Afghanistan last week.

Davis was in the country May 3 and 4 for her tenth trip. The visit included a meeting between the congressional delegation and the First Lady of Afghanistan, Rula Ghani.

“It’s always an honor to meet with service members who are part of the front lines of our national security,” said Davis, a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee.  “These visits allow members of Congress an opportunity to ensure our men and women in uniform have the tools and resources they need to do their jobs and, of course, to say ‘Thank you’.”

The congresswomen hosted female service members for a luncheon where they discussed the challenges facing mothers deployed in service to their country.

The delegation also delivered Mother’s Day cards to female service members that were handmade by elementary students from the Congresswomen’s districts.

Davis, who represents central San Diego, La Mesa, El Cajon, Lemon Grove and parts of Chula Vista, initiated the first Mother’s Day trip in 2009 and has returned every year since.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.