Congressman Dan Benishek greeted World War II Veterans from Michigan at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Wednesday.
In a press release, he made the following statement:
“I was deeply honored to once again meet with many veterans from Northern Michigan at the World War II Memorial this morning (Wednesday). I had the privilege of getting to know a lot of these guys while working as a doctor at the VA for twenty years. From the beaches of Normandy to the islands of the Pacific, these brave men risked everything to fight for America’s freedom and to rid the world of tyranny.
While many of our World War II veterans have returned home to Heaven, we continue to honor those who are still with us for their bravery and heroism so many years ago. The volunteers of the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight also deserve our praise for working so hard to ensure these veterans have a chance to see the national memorial that honors their remarkable achievements.
Northern Michigan’s many World War II veterans risked their own lives so that others in the world had a chance at liberty. We owe our freedom to them. Their service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.”