Rep. Darin LaHood welcomes Honor Flight veterans at WWII Memorial

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[April 21, 2016]     Send a link to a friend  Share

Photo taken on Tuesday April 19th at the airport in Springfield prior to boarding for Washington D.C.

Photo is provided by Roger Bakken who accompanied his father Pete on the trip.




Washington, DC— Today, Rep. Darin LaHood greeted Honor Flight veterans of Springfield, Illinois as they arrived at the World War II memorial.

“Welcoming WWII, Korea, and Vietnam era veterans with the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight was easily the highlight of my morning. These memorials are built to honor these very individuals who fought for our freedoms, and I am thankful they have the opportunity to visit and enjoy the tribute that America has mounted in their honor,” stated Rep. LaHood.

Honor Flight #37 included five WWII, twenty-eight Korean, and forty-four Vietnam Era veterans and their guardians. They will be arriving back at the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport at 9:30pm tonight, and visitors are welcome to come to the airport to welcome them home from their day in Washington, DC.

Pictures by LaHood staff




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