Senator Stabenow Honors Michigan Veterans at World War II Memorials

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today welcomed 76 Michigan World War II and Korean War veterans who came to Washington from the Upper Peninsula by Honor Flight Network to visit the World War II and Korean War memorials.

"It is always a great privilege to honor Michigan's brave men and women who put their lives on the line to protect our country," said Stabenow. "The mission of the Honor Flight Network is a fitting tribute to our Greatest Generation and I was pleased to see that, despite the snow in the UP, they were able to make it out to see their memorials firsthand."

There are more than 600,000 veterans currently living in Michigan. For years, Senator Stabenow has led the fight to make sure they have access to the care and resources they need. She has led efforts to bring VA clinics to Michigan so veterans don't have to drive hundreds of miles to receive medical treatment. In recent years, new clinics have opened in Alpena, Bad Axe, Cadillac, Clare, Grayling, and Mackinaw City.

The Michigan veterans visited the World War II and Korean War memorials. At the end of the day, veterans will be presented with personalized notes from family, friends and students thanking them for their service.