LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – While some were busy cooking turkey and stuffing, Rep. Alyssa Slotkin was overseas as part of a congressional delegation.

According to A a post on Slotkin’s Facebook pageThe congresswoman stopped in Italy to pay her respects to the 36,000 troops who fought in Operation Gaunt.

“American war memorials and cemeteries abroad are incredible treasures that all Americans should be proud of,” Slotkin said.

Slotkin also made a stop in the Middle East, meeting with the King of Jordan.

According to a spokesman for Slotkin, she is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for the military in Kuwait with the Veterans Affairs Committee.

“As you celebrate today with your loved ones, raise a glass to those who miss their families and work for us far from home,” Slotkin said in Facebook post.

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