Vernon went on a political visit to the USA last week.
(Pictured above outside Capitol Hill)
Vernon pictured above with a statue of Martin Luther King- Still and inspiration today!
(Vernon outside the White House)
Vernon attended the Speaker's St Patrick's Day Lunch in the Rayburn Room where President Barak Obama spoke.
Vernon pictured below with First & deputy First Minister. Peter, Martin & Executive working hard to promote & encourage investment in NI.
Vernon also met with @irlfunds CEO Kieran McLaughlin & Chair Loretta Brennan Glucksman to hear about their important work in NI. (Pictured below)
Vernon pictured below with Mayor Kevin Campbell & Sharon O'Connor from Derry City Council & Martin Bradley of UK City of Culture @derry2013
Vernon (below) also attended the American Ireland Fund Dinner with @SusanAnnDavis @niallgibbons & Gov O'Malley Rep R Neal & Rep P King.
In addition Vernon was pleased to see a terrific turnout for the NI Bureau breakfast. Norman Houston and his team do a great job for Northern Ireland in the USA.