Gallagher Welcomes Old Glory Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.
Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today welcomed veterans from Northeast Wisconsin traveling to Washington, D.C. as part of the Old Glory Honor Flight. Gallagher met the group of 92 veterans at the World War II memorial to thank them for their service.
“As we commemorate the horrific attack on 9/11, it’s important we also remember the service and sacrifice of those who have worked to keep our country safe,” said Rep. Gallagher. “The generations of veterans on this Honor Flight are shining examples of what makes our country great, and prove that while we can never predict the next threat we'll face, we can always count on our armed forces to protect us from it. I’m grateful for the opportunity to thank them personally for their service.”
The Old Glory Honor Flight consisted of veterans from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. The group flew from Appleton International Airport early this morning and arrived at Reagan National Airport. Upon arrival, the veterans traveled to the World War II Memorial where they met with Rep. Gallagher. During their trip they will also visit the Korean, Vietnam, Lincoln, and Iwo Jima Memorials, along with Arlington National Cemetery. They will return to Appleton tonight at 8:30pm CT.