WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Dave Loebsack welcomed the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight to the National World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington. Loebsack presented the members of the Honor Flight with copies of the Congressional Record statement he submitted in recognition of their service, as well as copy of the “Our Flag” booklet. The Eastern Iowa Honor Flight brings both World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington to visit our nation’s capital and Memorials built in their honor.
The Honor Flights are all fully paid for, and the veterans are typically accompanied by volunteers who donate their time to ensure that the veterans have a safe trip. This group included 83 veterans.
Loebsack, as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, he has worked to improve care and benefits for our service members and veterans, including expanding Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits for the National Guard; expanding access to mental health care; helping our veterans find civilian jobs; and opening new Community Based Outpatient Clinics to improve access to VA services for Iowa veterans.