(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) issued the following statement following the send-off of Nevada’s First Honor Flight:
“Today was a historic day for the Silver State and I am so grateful to have been part of Nevada’s First Honor Flight. We owe a debt of gratitude to these heroes for all that they have endured on our behalf. It is important that they are able to see the national monuments that honor those who never made it home from war. I would like to thank everyone involved who made today’s trip possible as well as the entire community who has shown its support and love to each of these veterans. This is truly a special day,” said Senator Heller.
Honor Flight Nevada will transport 33 Northern Nevada veterans who have served in World War II, Korean, and Vietnam Wars to Washington, D.C. to visit their memorials. Flight, food, transportation and housing are provided by the Honor Flight Network. The Nevada Military Support Alliance graciously provided the final $6,000 in order to make this trip possible, while Southwest Airlines afforded each veteran airfare. Honor Flight Nevada will take another group of veterans from Southern Nevada to Washington, D.C. in November.