Congressman Ben Ray Lujan meeting with WW II veterans in Washington. Courtesy photos
Luján Welcomes World War II Veterans to Washington, D.C.
Visits With New Mexico Veterans at World War II Memorial
Washington – Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District welcomed dozens of World War II veterans, their families, and volunteer escorts to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. today. The veterans from New Mexico were part of an Honor Flight that gives World War II veterans the opportunity to see the memorial that is a tribute to their service and to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
“More than 70 years ago, these brave individuals – a part of the greatest generation – fought the forces of tyranny that threatened the freedoms we hold dear,” Congressman Luján said. “They came from every corner of our country to join as one, committed to fighting for our great nation. I was honored to have the opportunity to welcome New Mexico’s brave heroes to the memorial that stands as a testament to their service and sacrifice. New Mexico’s soldiers played a critical role in the many battles of World War II and deserve our deepest thanks for their distinguished efforts on behalf of a grateful nation.”
Since 2005, the Honor Flight Network has helped send World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. free of charge to visit the memorial. This effort has enabled many veterans who otherwise would not be financially or physically able to make the trip.
See below for more images from the visit.
Senator Martin Heinrich and Congressman Ben Ray Lujan meeting with WW II veterans at teh New Mexico section of teh World War II Memorial in Washington. Courtesy photo