Today marked the second anniversary of an attack in Zabul province, Afghanistan that took the life of our friend and colleague Anne Smedinghoff while she was delivering textbooks to children in the area. Three U.S. soldiers, an Afghan-American translator, and an Afghan doctor were also lost that day.
Today, in honor of Anne Smedinghoff and the others killed and injured that day, the U.S. Embassy continued Anne’s mission by delivering textbooks to Afghan schoolchildren in Zabul province. The textbook delivery was part of our ongoing public diplomacy efforts in Afghanistan.
We honor the memories of our colleagues, and their service to the United States and Afghanistan.
About the Author: Stephenie Foster served at U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan with Anne Smedinghoff.