This is the sixth year Joe Pfadt has been taking local military veterans and service members to Washington, D.C. The trip is scheduled for the first weekend after the anniversary of the September 11th attacks to honor post-9/11 veterans and to say thank you to those veterans who served.
This year, Joe and Warriors to Washington are joined by 36 veterans and guests to tour the nation’s capital. The trip started with a tour of the U.S. Capitol itself. For some like U.S. Army National Guard Specialist Hannah Hetrick, it has been an eye-opening experience.
“I’ve never been in the Capitol building before and get a tour and just see what it’s all about here,” Hetrick said. “I’m very interested in to see this.”
The trip is meant to give service members a chance to see everything they swore to protect and defend. The next stop: the National Archives, home to the nation’s most historic documents: the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
Finally on Sunday, 9/19/2019, Joe and the group of veterans will stop at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia and the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.