WASHINGTON, DC, - U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Wednesday met with World War II veterans from Alabama at the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C.
"The American dream would not be possible if not for the courageous efforts of the men and women of our Armed Forces. In this, the most devastating war the world has ever known, American service members during World War II overcame insurmountable challenges in a fight that covered the expanse of the globe. From the beaches of Normandy to the sands of Iwo Jima, Americans fought, won, and made a safer world for our children and our grandchildren. We must never forget that freedom has a very high price – a price that has been paid by our nation's veterans and their families. We owe them all a great debt of gratitude."
The veterans were participating in the Honor Flight program which helps those who served make a day-trip to our nation's capital to see the monument built in their honor.