“To honor the veterans from the Erie region that were deployed and served the nation in the Armed Forces as a result of the attack on 9/11 by taking them to historical and national sites in Washington DC.”
Since September 11, 2001 many of our nation’s sons and daughters have chosen to serve in our Armed Services in the battlefields of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Northern Africa and anywhere across the globe they have been called to fight the Global War on Terror. Many fathers, mothers, husbands and wives have endured year-plus long deployments, often multiple times, in the name of defending our freedom and way of life. In fact, we have had many here in northwestern Pennsylvania respond to the call to serve.
In 2014, the Warriors to Washington organization took a group of War on Terror veterans to Washington, DC. 2014 was our first effort for Warriors to Washington to show our heartfelt thanks to a group of local veterans and by all means exceeded our expectations.
This coming year, on the 13th, 14th, and 15th of September 2019, we hope to take yet another group of our heroes and a guest to see the Nation’s Capital. The trip will include stops at the National Archives to see the document that every service person swears to defend; the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, Arlington National Cemetery, Vietnam Memorial, WWII Memorial, Flight 93 Memorial Park and many other sites of national significance.