U.S. Congressmen Set Aside Politics to Support Troops

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Democrat Representative Steny Hoyer and Republican Representative Roy Blunt will host a bipartisan gala for military charity Soldiers' Angels at Washington DC's International Trade Center after the election.

Soldiers' Angels will be the beneficiaries of a bipartisan gala hosted by Representatives Steny Hoyer and Roy Blunt

The way Representative Hoyer and Representative Blunt are putting aside politics right after the election in order to support the troops is just wonderful. It's a reminder that though partisanship can divide us at times, we remain united in support of those who sacrifice so much to protect our country.

Republicans and Democrats are joining hands across the aisle to support the troops through non-profit Soldiers' Angels. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and House Minority Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO) are hosting a Washington DC gala for Soldiers' Angels on November 6, just two days after the presidential election. Master of Ceremonies for the event will be Al Hunt, Washington Editor of Bloomberg News, and the keynote speaker will be Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

As an apolitical organization, Soldiers' Angels has a track record of welcoming people of all political backgrounds and ideologies who want to join its mission of caring for the troops. Since its establishment in 2003, it has received national accolades for offering comprehensive and active support of military personnel, veterans and their families. From providing care packages for the deployed to homefront support and intensive work with veterans and the wounded, the actions of thousands of Soldiers' Angels volunteers help ensure that each member of the U.S. military is shown love, appreciation and support.

Soldiers' Angels founder Patti Patton-Bader is touched by the congressmen's example of leadership in hosting the gala. "The way Representative Hoyer and Representative Blunt are putting aside politics right after the election in order to support the troops is just wonderful. It's a reminder that though partisanship can divide us at times, we remain united in support of those who sacrifice so much to protect our country."

The gala will be held in the Ronald Reagan Building at the International Trade Center and will include military, political and business leaders, as well as military heroes and the Soldiers' Angels leadership. Salute to Heroes and Angels a traveling museum documenting the life of American soldiers at war and homefront efforts to meet their needs, will be installed for the event and hosted by the International Trade Center through November 19.

For more information about the gala and related activities, email pbader @ soldiersangels.org.

About Soldiers' Angels
Established in 2003, Soldiers' Angels is a volunteer-based 501(c)(3) non-profit providing aid and comfort to the men and women of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as veterans and military families. For more information, see http://www.soldiersangels.org or call 626-529-5114.

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