WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) greeted the inaugural Greater Peoria Honor Flight veterans at the World War II Memorial in Washington. Bustos was honored to join Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and former Republican House Minority Leader Bob Michel at the greeting this morning. Both LaHood and Michel formerly represented Peoria in Congress.
“It was an honor to help welcome the brave veterans from our region to our nation’s capital today,” Congresswoman Cheri Bustos said. “I know I speak for everyone across our state when I say we owe the freedoms we enjoy today to their service. I pledge to always honor and take care of all our brave veterans and active duty military, and to make sure we keep our promises to them.”
The Greater Peoria Honor Flight brought local veterans to Washington to visit our nation’s capital and the memorials built in their honor. The flight was fully paid for by donations from organizations and individuals. To find out more about the Greater Peoria Honor Flight, click HERE.
Bustos greeted local veterans from the Honor Flight of the Quad Cities in Washington during their last two trips in April and May.