Hoeven Honors North Dakota World War II Veterans in D.C.

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today welcomed World War II veterans from North Dakota to the nation’s capital.  Hoeven greeted the veterans as they arrived in Washington on their way to visit the National World War II Memorial designed and built to honor their service.

“We are forever indebted to our nation’s greatest generation for heeding the call to protect and defend our freedoms,” said Hoeven. “It’s an honor to welcome these brave men and women to our nation’s capital to visit the memorial erected in honor of their sacrifices.” 

The North Dakota veterans are visiting Washington as part of the Roughrider Honor Flight program, which brings World War II service members to visit the National World War II Memorial. The memorial, which was dedicated in 2004, honors the 16 million members of the U.S Armed Forces who fought and the more than 400,000 Americans who were killed during the war. The veterans will also tour Arlington National Cemetery and other monuments on the National Mall during their two-day trip.