Ernst: Recognizing the sacrifice of our military families
November 26, 2020
Last year ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, I joined a congressional delegation trip to visit U.S. troops, including Iowans, deployed in the Middle East. As a former company commander in Kuwait and Iraq, I understand the significance of our elected leaders being on the ground in warzones and personally assessing our continued combat operations. It’s an important part of my job as a U.S. Senator and as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
This visit served as a reminder of the many sacrifices our troops make to defend our freedoms. While I returned home to spend the holidays w...