WASHINGTON – In spite of the ongoing political showdown in the Nation’s Capital, Representative Tim Huelskamp (KS-1) and the entire Kansas delegation welcomed Kansas veterans to the World War II Memorial. Despite a soggy Wednesday morning, the rain drops didn’t damper the pride and excitement of those who made the trip from the 1st District.
“Although the Obama Administration has made the decision to play politics and make this shut down as painful as possible, I knew within my heart that we could not allow these brave men and women to be denied the opportunity to see the very memorials built to honor their service. I had the opportunity to spend time this morning with vets from Hays, Garden City, Manhattan, and all over Kansas. Hearing their stories remind me why it is important for us to fight for liberty and freedom.
“I hope this trip of a lifetime for these Kansans will not be detracted by the unfortunate situation we find ourselves in here in Washington. Our veterans in Kansas and across the country deserve better than that,” said Congressman Huelskamp.
Kansas Honor Flight #9 arrived in Washington Wednesday afternoon. In addition to the World War II Memorial, the group will also visit the Korean War, Lincoln, and Vietnam War Memorials. They will returned to Wichita on Friday.