Grovetown, GA – U.S. Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) and Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) yesterday hosted a World War II veterans’ appreciation event featuring a documentary about the Honor Flight program, a non-profit organization that transports veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect on their service at their respective memorials. In attendance were World War II veterans, family members of veterans, Grovetown High School JROTC members, local school officials, and representatives from the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home. Congressmen Hice and Allen presented certificates of special recognition to local veterans for their bravery in World War II.
“Each one of the World War II veterans who was honored in yesterday’s appreciation event is a hero,” said Congressman Hice. “The veterans of World War II, rightfully known as the Greatest Generation, are a universal symbol of the patriotic pride that beats loudly in every single American heart, and it’s deeply humbling to recognize local warriors for their service to our country. Their dedication to the uniform has inspired young people today to follow in their footsteps to risk everything on behalf of the American people, and I’m forever grateful to those who fought to maintain and strengthen the freedoms we still enjoy to this day.”
“Our World War II veterans are amongst the bravest heroes this nation has ever seen and they truly represent the Greatest Generation,” said Congressman Allen. “With many Grovetown High School JROTC students in attendance, it was a blessing to see these young men and women interact and learn from veterans who have fought to defend the freedoms that we hold so dear as they consider service in the various branches of the United States Armed Forces. I am beyond humbled to have had the opportunity to host yesterday’s event alongside my friend and colleague, Congressman Jody Hice – and I’d like to thank all of those in attendance and Grovetown High School for opening their doors to our community and our local World War II veterans.”