[April 21, 2016]
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Photo taken on Tuesday April
19th at the airport in Springfield prior to boarding for Washington
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
“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