Congresswoman Mia Love joined other women members of the U.S. House of Representatives in the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues’ Wreath-Laying Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
Until recently, women’s contributions to the military, although significant, have been largely overlooked.
Congresswoman Love had the opportunity to honor Senior Chief Petty Officer Laurie A. Kennedy of the U.S. Coast Guard during the event. Women from the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Army were also honored by female members of Congress.
Rep. Love’s remarks: “The United States of America is the greatest country on earth. This country is worth serving and worth fighting for. We stand on the shoulders of these incredible women who have done just that. These are our unsung heroes. May we play their songs and sing your praises for the world to hear. God Bless you, Sr. Chief Petty Officer Laurie A. Kennedy.”
After the ceremony, each member placed a single long-stemmed rose on the edge of the reflecting pool in personal tribute to these women who have passed.
“I am also honoring the strong, brave women from Utah who are serving in our armed forces,” Rep. Love added. “I appreciate their sacrifice.”