Norfolk Daily News: State’s Congressional Delegation Grateful for Vietnam Vets
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Members of Nebraska’s congressional delegation made a special point to welcome and thank the Vietnam War veterans participating in Monday’s Honor Flight to the nation’s capital.
U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer joined the more than 650 Vietnam veterans on their flight early Monday from Omaha to Washington, D.C. She also spoke at a Sunday evening banquet before their departure the next morning.
“It was my honor to fly from Omaha to Washington, D.C., with these Nebraska heroes today and thank them in person for their service to our country. I’m pleased so many of these veterans were able to visit the memorial dedicated in their honor. I also want to thank the organizers and volunteers for all of the time and effort they put into this trip. This is a proud moment for Nebraska and our country,” she said.
U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry met up with the Nebraska contingent while at the Iwo Jima memorial.
“It was a privilege to participate in thanking these veterans for their courageous service in the United States military during the Vietnam War. The countless stories of bravery and sacrifice continue to inspire generations of Americans. It is with a humble heart that I joined colleagues and friends in recognizing their outstanding contribution to our great nation,” the Republican congressman said.
Third District Rep. Adrian Smith greeted the Nebraskans at the Lincoln Memorial.
“Seeing hundreds of Vietnam veterans from Nebraska gathered in Washington, D.C., was incredible,” Smith said. “These heroes are finally getting the thanks and cheers they deserve, and I was honored to help welcome them this morning. All those who have worked tirelessly to plan these hero flights certainly deserve our gratitude as well.”
U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse also met with the veterans during their trip Monday.
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