Making a Difference

Honoring Our Veterans

October 19, 2018

This week, Governor Eric Holcomb accompanied the final group of Lafayette-area veterans to visit our nation’s capital – and it was an emotional day.

As part of honor flights like this happening across the state and the nation, veterans visit the Washington, D.C. memorials honoring their service to our country as part of a busy, one-day trip. They then return home to a long-deserved hero’s welcome.

The trips started as a way to get surviving World War II vets to see these tributes, but have now expanded to allow other veterans – including Korea and Vietnam War veterans – to also have this experience.

Governor Holcomb visited the memorials on the National Mall and at Arlington National Cemetery with 84 Hoosier veterans and called it a “special day.” He said: “Those 84 Hoosier vets – the real deals – put life into perspective. … They had our backs, I’ll spend the rest of my life having theirs.”

Check out more photos from Governor Holcomb’s trip with these veterans here!