May 04, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a U.S. Army veteran and senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today hosted World War II veterans from Oklahoma at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. OK State Rep. Gary Banz led 100 veterans and their families to the nation’s capital today on the Oklahoma Honor Flight. This is the third Oklahoma Honor Flight, which enables World War II veterans from across the nation to see the memorial.
“It was an honor to meet Oklahoma’s brave World War II veterans,” said Inhofe. “I am humbled by their commendable service and sacrifice to preserve our nation’s freedom many years ago. It is imperative that we continue to recognize their service to our nation and ensure that living World War II veterans see the memorial in Washington, D.C. Oklahomans can be proud of the work that Honor Flights is doing to give our World War II veterans the opportunity to see the memorial that was built for them.”