Congresswoman Kaptur Greets Honor Flight Cleveland at WWII Memorial

Congresswoman Kaptur welcomed the latest delegation from Honor Flight Cleveland to the World War II Memorial.  The group included 25 World War II veterans and also their “guardians.”

Congresswoman Kaptur shepherded the legislation for the World War II memorial through Congress after getting the idea from a constituent who had fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

“It’s always poignant when these heroes of World War II visit the Memorial,” Kaptur said. 

“Their selfless sacrifice is an inspiration to all of us.”

The World War II Memorial honors the 16 million Americans who served in the military during the war effort, including the 400,000 who died, as well as everyone who supported the war effort at home.

U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman also visited the Memorial to greet the Cleveland honorees.

Ford Motor Company, which operates plants in Brook Park and Lorain, paid the costs of the veterans’ trip to our nation’s capital.

While in D.C., they visited several war memorials and also Arlington National Cemetery.