Arizona Rep. Barber praises Honor Flight Act - Tucson News Now

Arizona Rep. Barber praises Honor Flight Act

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -  Representatives from the across the U.S. voted recently in support of the Honor Flight Act, which will make it easier for World War II veterans to travel to Washington D.C. 

"Honor Flight veterans have served their nation with bravery, dignity and distinction," said Barber on Wednesday, July 23.  "We should do everything we can to make it easier for them to visit the monuments a grateful nation created in their honor."  

The House approved, by voice vote, the Honor Flight Act, which will eventually make permanent a Transportation Security Administration practice of speeding up the screening process for Honor Flight veterans flying to Washington D.C.  A practice that officials at TSA have generally done for Honor Flight veterans, saving them both time and showing them the respect and appreciation they have earned, said a recent release from Barber's office.  The legislation voted on today helps formalize this TSA practice. 

Rep. Barber has greeted Honor Flight veterans when they left Tucson and again when returning, and in the fall of 2013 greeted a group of veterans as they were touring the memorial in D.C.  

Honor Flight of Southern Arizona serves veterans in Green Valley and across the region, by signing up World War II veterans and sending them to Washington D.C. for a three day visit to the National World War II Memorial and other monuments and memorials built in their honor.  There is no charge for the trips.

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