Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump inviting him to visit Fort Drum during his first term in office.
Click here for a digital copy of her letter; copied below is the text.
The Honorable Donald J. Trump
President of the United States
The White House
Washington, D.C. 20500
Dear Mr. President:
Our nation appreciates your steadfast support of the members of the Armed Services and their families. Under your leadership, the United States has made significant strides in strengthening our fighting force, rebuilding military readiness, and investing in our servicemembers and their families. Due to these efforts, our troops are receiving the largest pay raise in eight years.
On behalf of the phenomenal men and women of the 10th Mountain Division, I would like to formally invite you to visit Fort Drum to see your dedication to strengthening our nation’s defense in action.
Since the attacks on September 11, 2001, the 10th Mountain Division based at Fort Drum has been the most actively deployed division to Iraq and Afghanistan in the entire U.S. Army. Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama both made visits to the installation within the first term of their presidencies. Your visit would continue this great legacy of support for our brave men and women in uniform at Fort Drum.
I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully hosting you at Fort Drum in the near future.
Elise M. Stefanik
Member of Congress