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RECOGNIZING HONOR FLIGHT NORTHERN COLORADO
(House of Representatives - February 14, 2013)

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               RECOGNIZING HONOR FLIGHT NORTHERN COLORADO

  (Mr. GARDNER asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute.)
  Mr. GARDNER. Madam Speaker, I rise on the occasion of Honor Flight 
Northern Colorado's ninth flight to Washington, D.C., bringing veterans 
of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam to see their memorials. On behalf 
of a grateful delegation, State, and country, I welcome these heroes.
  The 122 veterans on this flight included 37 from World War II, 80 
from the Korea conflict, four from the Vietnam war, and one from the 
war in Iraq. Eight of these veterans wear the Purple Heart.
  The Honor Flight program was founded in 2005. It provides veterans 
with the opportunity to visit Washington, D.C., free of any cost to 
them or their families to see the memorials that were built in their 
honor. The program, originally intended to honor World War II veterans, 
has developed to include veterans from several major conflicts.
  Today we honor those veterans as they make the journey to Washington 
to visit the memorials that serve as a symbol of a grateful Nation. Of 
course, no memorial, no statue can ever truly convey the sacrifices our 
veterans have made for our country. Much has been asked of these 
soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and Coast Guardsmen; and time and 
time again they have delivered.
  The freedoms endowed upon us by our Creator, protected by our 
Constitution, and enjoyed by all Americans must never be taken for 
granted. Today, we honor those who have sacrificed to secure the 
blessings of liberty for generations of Americans. Please join me in 
thanking these patriots.
  Madam Speaker, I rise on the occasion of Honor Flight Northern 
Colorado's ninth flight to Washington, DC bringing veterans of WWII, 
Korea, and Vietnam to see their memorials. On behalf of a grateful 
delegation, State, and country, I welcome these heroes.
  The 122 veterans on this flight include 37 from World War II, 80 from 
the Korea conflict, 4 from the Vietnam War, and one from the War in 
Iraq. Eight of these veterans wear the Purple Heart. The Honor Flight 
program was founded in 2005. It provides veterans with the opportunity 
to visit Washington, DC free of any cost to them or their families to 
see the memorials that were built in their honor. The program, 
originally intended to honor WWII veterans, has developed to include 
veterans from several major conflicts. Today we honor those veterans as 
they make the journey to Washington to visit the memorials that serve 
as symbols of a grateful Nation.
  Of course no memorial, no statue can ever truly convey the sacrifices 
our veterans have made for our country. Much has been asked of these 
soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen, and time and 
time again, they have delivered. The freedoms endowed upon us by our 
Creator, protected by our Constitution, and enjoyed by all Americans 
must never be taken for granted. Today we honor those who have 
sacrificed to secure the blessings of liberty for generations of 
Americans.
  Please join me in thanking Willard Bauer, Robert Bell, Edward 
Coleman, Floyd Ewing, Albert Fairweather, Marvin Fowler, Elwyn Frazier, 
Robert Fulton, William Garcia, Edward Glover, Herold Hettinger, Raymond 
Holiday, Buford Johnson, William Kammlade, Donald Lawless, Russell 
Maxwell, Dale Norwood, Philip Owen, Paul Painter, George Parker, 
Theodore Pratt, Kenneth Robb, Henry Redd, Harley Rouze, Harold 
Scatterday, Dean Severin, Leonie Shannon, Keith Simons, Jacob Stieb 
Jr., Howard Teague, Margaret Thompson, Charles Vogel, Thomas Weathers, 
Victor Weidmann, John Williams, Milo Whitcomb, Quentin Younglund, Bobby 
Andersen, Emmett Archuletta, Donald Armagost, Robert Arnbrecht, Gary 
Beverlin, Stanley Black, Ronald Brasseur, Earl Buckendorf, Robert 
Buttner, Donald Campbell, Clarence Carnes, Jerald Clark, Robert 
Clayton, Keith Coates, Kenneth Comin, Victor Crenshaw, Dean Daggett, 
Lester Edgett, Arno Engele, Roy Erickson, William Erickson, Bernard 
Erthal, Donald Fenske, Donald Fickenscher, Russell Foster, Franklin 
Fronek, Porfelio Garbiso, Carl Goeglein, Wiliam Goble, Delbert 
Gorsline, George Gray, Kenneth Hoff, Robert Hull, Robert Jones Jr., 
George Knaub, Arthur Kober, John Leach, Roger London, Willard Loose, 
Joseph Lopez, Arthur Lukemire, Charles Mahoney, Eathon Marr, Vernon 
Marston, Robert Martin, George Maxey, Loren Maxey, Albert Melcher, 
Gordon Michel, Kenneth Miller, Raymond Miller, Stuart Miller, Ralph 
Nuss, James Othrow, Theodore Pearson, Robert Phillips, Franklin Pino, 
Julius Racette, Dean Rydholm, Delmar Scholfield, Carlos Scott, Stanley 
Shafer, Emil Shireman, Hubert Shumaker, Norris Slechta, Jack Snyder, 
John Stieb, Dale Stinton, Donald Svedman, James Theobald, Gem n 
Terrell, Wiliam Thill, Paul Van Driel, James Vincent, Paul Vohs, Leroy 
Waag, LaVerne Walls, Warren Ward, Duane West, David Young, Leonard 
Beutelspacher, John Gruver, Gaylord Mekelburg, Cloyd Rael, Marshall 
Spring, Charles Adams, and any participants whose names were not 
available at the time of this statement.

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