U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding his visit with Honor Flight Bluegrass::

“Yesterday, it was my privilege to welcome a distinguished group of Kentucky veterans from all across the Commonwealth to our nation’s capital.

“Representing every branch of the military, more than sixty Kentuckians who served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam traveled to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials built in their honor.

“The Honor Flight program, which coordinates these trips, is finally back up and running after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down their operations last year. I couldn’t be more thankful for this organization’s seamless planning and execution, especially in light of this year’s added complications.

“The Honor Flight Bluegrass Chapter has brought hundreds of veterans to Washington over the years, mirroring the important work of their peer organizations nationwide.

“Despite the significant logistical and financial hurdles of these trips, the Honor Flight program ensures every veteran can travel at no cost to themselves.

“I had the opportunity to meet with some of these Kentucky heroes and listen to their incredible stories. Their service spanned generations, continents, and conflicts, but one thread unites them all: a complete dedication to the cause of freedom and a deep love for our great nation.

“As the son of a World War II veteran, I have a special appreciation for these men and women. It was a great honor to stand by their side as they visited the solemn monuments constructed to commemorate their sacrifice.

“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to those brave servicemembers. And to the hardworking Honor Flight organizers and volunteers who made their visit possible – thank you.”

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