U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, greeted veterans with the Honor Flight of Chicago at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. The group included veterans from Will, DuPage and Kane counties.
“I was proud to take part in this special day to honor and celebrate our veterans,” said Foster. “I am grateful for the sacrifices our veterans have made to defend our freedom and prosperity. We owe these heroes a great deal -- it is our solemn responsibility to ensure that all veterans receive the care and respect they have earned.”
The Honor Flight of Chicago is a nonprofit organization that sends veterans from the Chicagoland area to spend a day touring Washington, D.C. and visiting the memorials that were built to honor them and their fallen comrades. The trip is often these veterans’ first visit to our nation’s capital. For more information visit www.honorflightchicago.org.