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October 26, 2015

Aguilar Greets Inland Empire World War II Veterans In Nation’s Capital

On Saturday, Rep. Pete Aguilar met with World War II veterans hailing from San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Orange Counties.  Honor Flight Southland, a chapter of the Honor Flight Network, facilitated the trip that included the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. as well as other historical landmarks. Rep. Aguilar stayed in Washington, D.C. to join veterans, their family members, and volunteers for dinner and to thank them for their service.

“While we can never repay our veterans for their heroism and bravery, we’re fortunate to have organizations like Honor Flight Southland that allow us to show our appreciation through efforts like this,” said Aguilar. He added, “I’m grateful to have been included in their program and to have the opportunity to personally thank our veterans for their service. I look forward to participating in more events like this in the future.”

Co-Founder and Chairman of Honor Flight Southland Craig Van Doren said, “We appreciate Rep. Aguilar taking the time to meet with this group of our most humble heroes.  His commitment to the issues concerning our veterans is important to them, and signifies a goal of supporting those who either risk or have risked their lives for our country.  It’s important we don’t lose focus and forget that the veterans keep America safe from those who wish to see us fail.”

Rep. Aguilar gave the keynote address at the dinner on Saturday night. He highlighted his commitment to improving resources and access to care for veterans, as well as his legislative record, which includes working with Rep. Paul Cook (CA-08) to expand the Work for Warriors program. Rep. Aguilar serves on the House Armed Services Committee.

The Honor Flight is a non-profit organization that raises funds to coordinate visits for World War II veterans to visit the nation’s capital. It has chapters across the country, including the Inland Empire. If you or someone you know is a World War II veteran and would like to learn more about Honor Flight Southland, please contact Craig Van Doren at 949-310-6143 or at HonorFlightSouthland@yahoo.com

 

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