A group of veterans is headed to Washington DC this evening.
These two dozen veterans, who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a number of their family members, boarded a bus headed for DC. During their trip, they will see historical national landmarks. For many, this is not their first time visiting the city but it is for some, the first time they’ll be taking the trip with fellow veterans.
Organizers of the trip say it’s important to give this opportunity to those who enlist and risk everything for freedom. John Plaza, Veteran, tells us that it “helps you remember what you were serving for. Even special more when you go to Washington and get to see our history.”
Joe Pfadt, President of Warriors to Washington, tells us, “…we also get to do things that are a little unusual and really mean a lot to us. We’ll take place in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Arlington National Ceremony. We’ll also go to the Pentagon and see the memorial there and we’ll also see the United 93 memorial in Shanksville.”
This is the fourth year for the trip.
For more information, please visit the Warriors to Washington website at http://warriorstowashington.org/wordpress/?page_id=43.