WASHINGTON (CBSMiami) – The State of the Union will be President Barack Obama’s chance to shine, but Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz will have a special guest of her own to listen to the president’s speech.
The South Florida congresswoman invited 2nd Lt. Brittany Ramos to watch the State of the Union. Lt. Ramos graduated last may from the University of Miami and in February is headed to Afghanistan as part of the 841st Engineer Batallion Forward Support Company.
“Our brave women and men in uniform proudly perform one of the toughest jobs in America – protecting our freedom, while often risking their own lives in the process,” said Rep. Wasserman Schultz. “I’m so pleased Lieutenant Ramos will be coming to Washington, D.C. to watch the State of the Union address. She is an inspiring example of the importance of public service to our country. I applaud her for all her hard work and know that she will make the United States proud as she serves overseas.”
Ramos got a tour of the White House and Capitol before Tuesday’s State of the Union Address.