Sen. Franken Meets with Minnesota WWII Veterans on National Mall
Yesterday evening, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) met with a group of Minnesota veterans on the National Mall to thank the group for their service to our country. The veterans – most of whom served in World War II – were greeted by Sen. Franken at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
"Minnesota's veterans put their lives on the line to protect our freedom and they deserve the respect and gratitude of every American," said Sen. Franken. "It was an honor to meet with this group of Minnesota veterans and be able to thank them for their service. I'm thrilled that they were able to visit our nation's capital to see the war memorials that honor their service and the sacrifices of our nation's fallen heroes."
The group traveled to Washington with Honor Flight Northland, a non-profit organization that honors veterans from northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin by bringing them to Washington, D.C. to visit a number of war memorials. A photo of Sen. Franken meeting with members of the group is available here.