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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A representative from the office of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) met with Northeast Ohio veterans in Washington, D.C. as part of the Honor Flight program. Nearly two dozen veterans traveled from the Cleveland area to visit the World War II, Vietnam, and Korean War memorials, Arlington National Ceremony, and the Iwo Jima memorial.
“Ohio’s veterans have earned the respect of a grateful nation. The Honor Flight Network program helps bring our veterans to visit their memorials—memorials built in honor of their service and sacrifice,” Brown said. “As a member of the Veterans Affairs Committee, it is an honor to fight to ensure that these veterans have access to the resources needed to heal, recover, and continue to enrich the Ohio communities that they live in today.”
The Honor Flight Network is a nonprofit organization that helps transport America's veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit memorials dedicated in honor of their service and sacrifice. According to the organization, top priority is given to America's most senior veterans — survivors of World War II and veterans with a terminal illness who wish to visit their memorial. When the government shut down last year, Brown donated his salary from that period to Honor Flight chapters across Ohio.
Brown, a senior member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, continues to fight for Ohio’s veterans. Brown is the only Ohio Senator to serve a full term on the committee and is Co-Chair of the Senate Air Force Caucus.