Washington D.C. – Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02), a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, today welcomed Hoosier veterans at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Hoosier World War II veterans from Northern Indiana made the trip to Washington as part of a Northeast Indiana Honor Flight Network trip. During the visit, Walorski thanked veterans for their service and sacrifice on behalf of their country. Today’s flight also carried Honor Flight Northeast Indiana’s (NEI) 1,000th veteran and was also the 400th national Honor Flight.
“Our Hoosier soldiers are amongst the best and brightest men and women in the Armed Forces, and have made our state proud for decades by answering the call to serve, in some cases making the ultimate sacrifice,” Walorski said. “With Memorial Day approaching this weekend, there is no better way to honor our heroes than to say thank you to those who served our country and protected our shores to preserve the liberty and freedoms that we hold so dear.”
Honor flights are conducted by non-profit organizations dedicated to transporting as many United States military veterans as possible to see the memorials of the respective war(s) they fought in Washington, D.C. at no cost to the veterans.
Photo Caption: Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02), member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, thanks WWII veterans for their service during an honor flight visit of northern Indiana veterans to the WWII Memorial in Washington, DC on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.
Additional photos of today’s event can be found here.
Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District in Indiana, where she serves as a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, House Armed Services Committee, and House Committee on Agriculture.