WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos greeted more than 70 veterans from Peoria’s Honor Flight at the World War II Memorial. The veterans she welcomed today were primarily veterans of World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War. Congresswoman Bustos has welcomed more than 30 Honor Flights to Washington since being sworn into office.
“It was a true honor to thank Peoria’s veterans for their service and sacrifice to protect our nation,” said Congresswoman Cheri Bustos. “Welcoming Honor Flights to our nation’s capital is one of the most meaningful parts of my job and today was truly special. Honor Flights play an important role by giving our veterans an opportunity to come out to Washington and visit the memorials that were built in their honor. It was humbling to thank all of these incredible American heroes.”
The Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization committed to bringing our nation’s veterans to Washington, D.C. Veterans across the nation travel together according to region in order to have the opportunity to view our country’s memorials. In particular, senior veterans are given priority when planning visits and flights are fully paid for by donations from organizations and individuals.