10.21.15

Senator Lankford Greets Oklahoma Honor Flight in Washington, DC as Program Winds Down

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today greeted veterans from central Oklahoma during a one-day trip to Washington, DC war memorials with the Honor Flight charity. The Oklahomans visited the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, the Vietnam Wall, the Lincoln Memorial, the Iwo Jima Memorial, and Arlington National Cemetery.

“The Oklahoma Honor Flight has allowed many veterans to see the World War II memorial, as well as other memorials in Washington, DC for the first time,” said Lankford. “It is difficult to see these Honor Flight trips come to an end. The trips have always served as an important reminder of the sacrifices of these veterans and their generation for our nation. I join all Oklahomans as we say thank-you to the Greatest Generation and to Representative and Mrs. Banz and the Honor Flight organization.”

Oklahoma Honor Flights began making trips in May 2010, and the organization announced earlier this year that they would most likely stop accepting veteran applications in November. The Oklahoma Honor Flight organization is part of the national Honor Flight Network, and this was its 22nd flight from Oklahoma. Today’s trip began in Midwest City and included 28 World War II veterans, 53 Korean War veterans and one Vietnam veteran. Honor Flight Network is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in 42 states dedicated to transporting World War II and Korean War veterans on a free trip to Washington, DC to see all the veterans’ memorials. 

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For pictures of the visit, click here.