Joe Robach honors 1000th Honor Flight Veteran

Joe Robach and the entire New York State Senate are extremely proud to honor the 1000+ veterans who have participated in the Honor Flight in Rochester, New York.  In late May, Mission 22 of Honor Flight lifted off en route to Washington, D.C. to visit the World War II Memorial.  Joe Robach has joined with many veterans over the years in honoring the many great men and women who fought so bravely during such a horrific war.

In addition to visiting the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., Honor Flight veterans also visit the Arlington National Cemetery.  In two short years, Rochester alone has sent over 1000 veterans to visit Washington.  There are upcoming Honor Flights as well this summer.  Flights depart on June 16th, September 8th and 22nd and also October 20th.  Senator Joe Robach understands the importance of this organization and is very proud to join with other local representatives in honoring such a tremendous group of local veterans.

Honor Flight is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all they have given to our country.  The initial flight took place in May of 2005 in Ohio.  At the time, six small planes took the veterans to see the memorial.  This year alone, over 18,000 veterans from across the country have had the privilege to visit Washington at no cost.  Joe Robach understands that we must continue to support these great agencies to ensure  one day they will be able to visit their memorial in our nation’s capital.

Joe Robach has continued his support for not only World War II era veterans, but modern day vets as well.  Recently, the State Senate passed legislation (s.2423).  This bill would give greater access to state contracts to veterans who were disabled during their service. The bill is currently awaiting approval in the State Assembly.  Joe Robach and the State Senate have also passed a bill waiving the 24 hour waiting period for military members to get married.