Washington, D.C. –Today, Congressman Todd Rokita walked the World War II Memorial with Hoosier veterans visiting with Honor Flight, a non-profit organization that flies veterans to Washington at no cost to see the memorials created in their honor.
“The stories our veterans tell aren’t something we can always hear, sometimes we have to see it through their emotions when they’re at the memorials in Washington. I was honored to see the stories of so many Hoosier veterans today as they visited their memorials. These men and women put everything on the line for our country. They deserve our thanks and admiration,” said Congressman Todd Rokita. “I am proud to be here supporting our veterans.”
Congressman Rokita met with Hoosier veterans at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
“Coming to our memorials is always an emotional visit because each memorial represents both those with us today and those who never came home,” continued Rokita. “It’s our duty as Americans to show these veterans that we appreciate them—this is something that crosses political lines because our vets deserve the admiration and appreciation of every American. Also as a member of Congress, I am fighting to make sure our veterans receive the care they deserve.”
Congressman Rokita has a history of honoring veterans who have served by participating in welcome home events with Honor Flight in Plainfield, IN. Rokita also his free time and airplane to help transport veterans throughout the country for appointments or other events.
“As we head into Memorial Day, I hope all Americans will take the time to honor our servicemen and women as well as their families. They should always be thanked, but especially this weekend,” concluded Rokita.