September 14, 2012
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), hosted World War II veterans from Oklahoma at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. Oklahoma State Rep. Gary Banz led 104 veterans and their families to the nation’s capital today on the Oklahoma Honor Flight. This is the eighth Oklahoma Honor Flight, a program which enables World War II veterans from across the nation to see the memorial.
“It was an honor to meet more of Oklahoma’s World War II veterans,” said Inhofe. “These men and women fought honorably to protect our nation and secure freedom for future generations. It is important we continue to recognize their service and support the Oklahoma Honor Flight in sending them to see the WWII memorial in Washington, D.C. This memorial was built in their honor, and these visits allow our veterans to see first-hand our country’s gratitude for their sacrifices.”