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Valley Representatives Welcome WWII Veterans to Washington

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Washington, D.C., October 29, 2013 | comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                     CONTACT: Jessica Kahanek (Costa) 202-225-3341

                                                                                                                 Jack Langer (Nunes) 202-225-2523
                                                                                                                 Anna Vetter (Valadao) 202-225-4695


Reps. Jim Costa, Devin Nunes, and David G. Valadao will welcome 70 Valley World War II veterans to Washington to pay tribute to their sacrifices as many of them tour their memorials for the first time. During the three day trip, the veterans will visit the World War II, Vietnam, and Korean War Memorials along with monuments dedicated to the different branches of the armed services. Their trip will culminate with a visit to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery for the Changing of the Guard. 

The representatives will host the veterans for a luncheon Wednesday afternoon honoring their service at the Library of Congress, where they will be addressed by fellow World War II veterans Reps. John Dingell (D-MI) and Ralph Hall (R-TX).  

Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16): “These veterans’ quiet sense of duty and sacrifice is what is best about America and why they along with their peers have come to be known as the Greatest Generation. The amazing work of the Central Valley Honor Flight gives all of us the opportunity to show our gratitude and share our nation’s monuments to their service with our Valley veterans. It is a privilege to be a part of their Tour of Honor.”

Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22): “I’d like to extend an enthusiastic welcome to the Honor Flight participants. These distinguished veterans exemplify selflessness, patriotism, and courage, and their visit honors all of us.” 

Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21): “We owe a great debt of gratitude to those who fight to preserve our freedom. Our men and women in uniform deserve our appreciation and our respect. This group of Veterans represents America’s greatest generation. Central Valley Honor Flight is a remarkable organization that is truly doing their part to thank our veteran’s. I am honored to be a part of this group’s trip to Washington and am so incredibly thankful for their service to our country.”









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