Congresswoman Beatty Spends Saturday Morning with Veterans at World War II Memorial
Beatty Spends Saturday Morning with Veterans at World War II Memorial
(Washington, D.C.) – On Saturday, September 28, 2013, Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) visited the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. with World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam veterans from Honor Flight Columbus.
Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, who considers veterans’ issues to be among her top constituent priorities, spent Saturday morning visiting with 82 veterans from Ohio at the World War II Memorial. These veterans traveled from Columbus, Ohio to the Nation’s Capital with the Honor Flight Network, whose mission is to transport America’s veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices. Honor Flight Network is headquartered in Springfield, Ohio, with 127 chapters in 41 states and the organization has flown nearly 100,000 veterans to Washington in honor of their service.
At the end of the visit, Congresswoman Beatty headed back to the House Floor to debate legislation to fund the government and prevent a shutdown.
“We need to stand up for the men and women who have served and protected our great nation. I am honored to spend Saturday morning with Ohio veterans who served our country in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. I promised these veterans I would fight this weekend to keep the government open. We need to ensure that none of their services are interrupted just because Congress is unable to work together on these important issues.”
Congresswoman Joyce Beatty has continued to stand up for veterans since being elected to Congress. She has supported efforts to expand benefits, insisted that the Department of Veterans Affairs proactively address the VA disability claim backlog, and meets with veterans on a regular basis to discuss their issues and to honor their service.