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Welcoming Honor Flight Kern County Vietnam Veterans to Washington

Oct 15, 2021
Press Release

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For nearly two years, Honor Flight Kern County remained grounded as our country navigated the early stages of COVID-19.

But I am glad to report that for the second time in less than a month, I was able to welcome a group of veterans to Washington, D.C. to see THEIR Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

It is because of these brave men and women that the United States remains a symbol of hope and democracy for people around the world. I was privileged to personally thank them for their heroism and provide these veterans with special Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pins to show our country’s gratitude for their service.

 

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More than 100 veterans who defended our freedoms in the Vietnam War participated in the Honor Flight. The lessons they can teach us are infinite – they are each part of a generation that values the dignity of hard work, has a profound love of country, and whose bravery is boundless.

If you have the opportunity today, I encourage you to thank a veteran