WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12), a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, welcomed more than 50 veterans from Southern Illinois to Washington, DC.  The visit was coordinated by Honor Flight of Southern Illinois, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing all veterans who apply a free trip to Washington to visit memorials honoring their service and sacrifice.

“Americans owe a debt of gratitude to our nation’s bravest individuals – those who have served in defense of freedom and liberty,” said Bost.  “As a country, we must remember the sacrifices of our veterans who have bravely served our nation. I always look forward to welcoming veterans to Washington as part of the Honor Flight program. It’s an opportunity to say thank you.”

Honor Flight is dedicated to honoring our veterans with a free trip to Washington to visit their monuments and memorials.  The one-day trip to Washington consists of visits to the National WWII Memorial and Korean War Memorial.  Additional stops at other monuments and memorials may also be included. Veterans pay no costs for the trip. Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois covers airfare, bus fare, entry fees, food, and supplies.