U.S. Sen. Mark Warner has a new comment feature on his Senate homepage that allows constituents to send messages to the U.S. Navy SEAL personnel who conducted the raid in Pakistan that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden.
“These Navy commandos can never be celebrated at parades, press conferences or photo ops. But I believe a lot of Virginians, and many Americans, would like to say ‘thank you,’” Warner said in a press release. “Through their intensive training, extreme precision and the quiet effectiveness that has always been their trademark, these Navy SEALs succeeded in an extraordinary mission. I am proud of them, and I look forward to sharing these messages of support with members of our Navy SEAL community.”
All comments posted will be sent to the Navy SEAL commanders. The senator’s website address is http://warner.senate.gov.
A White House official said President Barack Obama will meet with some of those involved in the military assault that killed Osama bin Laden when he visits Fort Campbell, Ky., on Friday.
Fort Campbell is home to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, which participated in the raid against bin Laden.
The aide requested anonymity to speak before the official announcement of Obama's meeting.
Obama visited ground zero in New York City on Thursday to pay respects to victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack carried out by bin Laden.