Fortenberry Statement on Honor Flight
(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) today issued the following statement after greeting 650 Nebraska Vietnam veterans at the Iwo Jima Memorial, where they gathered during a tour of other DC memorials, including the Vietnam War Memorial:
“It was a privilege to be a small part of the Honor Flights Final Mission to thank 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. I am deeply grateful to everyone involved in planning this Honor Flight, especially Bill and Evonne Williams. Thank you veterans.”
Nebraska's Honor Flight Vietnam Veterans will return to Lincoln Airport Monday night, where an estimated 7000 people will be there to greet them.
Honor Flights are an altruistic nonprofit initiative to fly veterans to Washington to see their respective memorials.
Fortenberry serves on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations.