On Sunday, September 15, Senator Joe Robach supported local World War II veterans by joining the Rochester community in welcoming them home from a trip to Washington, D.C. on the Honor Flight program. This was Honor Flight Rochester’s 30th mission since it first became an Honor Flight hub in June 2008.
As the son of a Korean War-era veteran, Joe Robach takes every opportunity to support local veterans in any way possible, including welcoming them home from the Honor Flight program every chance he gets. Throughout his tenure, Joe Robach has always encouraged veterans to experience this tremendous excursion and has always been an avid supporter of Honor Flight.
“I feel so privileged to have had the opportunity to participate in so many Honor Flight welcoming ceremonies since its inaugural flight in 2008,” said Senator Joe Robach. “The veterans of our community help make us who we are; it is our obligation as community members to thank them for all that they’ve done for our nation.”
Honor Flight is a free, two day trip for all veterans, giving preference to World War II and Korean War veterans because of health issues for many of these veterans. The program departs from the Rochester International Airport, flying to Baltimore-Washington International Airport and take veterans on a tour of the Washington-area memorials and monuments, including the World War II Memorial.