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First Lady Melania and Second Lady Karen assemble military comfort kits for deployed troops

Junie Sihlangu
Nov 28, 2018
08:28 A.M.
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On Tuesday, President Donald Trump’s wife First Lady Melania Trump joined other volunteers at the Red Cross. She was there to help assemble comfort packs for deployed US military troops.

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Trump also took to Twitter to share images at the event where she also gave a speech. She was joined by Vice President Mike Pence’s wife.

On Tuesday morning, First Lady Melania Trump was joined by Second Lady Karen Pence to help assemble military comfort kits at the Red Cross. The event was held at the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C.

Trump also posted a couple of images that showed the volunteers hard at work organizing the kits. She included a heartfelt message on her Twitter post.

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For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. The first lady wrote:

“As the holiday season begins, we remember all our brave men and women serving overseas.  Honored to join @SecondLady at the @RedCross this morning to make comfort kits for our troops currently deployed.  Thank you for your service!”

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At the event, she also took the time to give a speech. She said the comfort packs were “one small way that we can say thank you and honor the sacrifices that members of the military make year-round.”

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She also added:

“Our prayers remain with all those serving overseas and for the families who wait for them to come home.”

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Besides Pence, the first lady was also joined by cabinet secretaries’ spouses, military families, Elizabeth Dole, and other volunteers. They all assisted in assembling the packages.

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Some of the items included in the kits were snacks such as popcorn and peanuts, playing cards, and toiletries. The toiletries comprised of bottles of hand soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and tissues.

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The items will be sent to the troops who are currently deployed in Iraq, Poland, Djibouti, and Kuwait. It’s a small reminder for the brave soldiers that they’re missed and honored by their families.

This week, Trump shared the festive spirit by revealing the Christmas decorations at the White House. This year's theme is "American Treasures."

The decorations included Be Best ornaments and red Christmas trees.

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