Barrow Invites Soldiers to Presidential Inauguration
AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -
U.S. Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) invited 10 wounded soldiers from the
Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta to the Presidential
Inauguration. Partnering with the Fisher House Foundation and the Yellow
Ribbon Fund (YRF), these soldiers will receive free airfare and hotel
accommodations in Washington to attend the ceremonies. In addition to
providing these soldiers with tickets to the inaugural ceremonies, Congressman
Barrow's office held a lottery for 12th District residents interested in
attending the events. Nearly 3,000 requests were submitted for tickets.
so much to our service men and women, and I'm honored to have these warriors
join us in our nation's capital for this historic ceremony," said Congressman
Barrow. "The inauguration of the President is a time-honored tradition,
and thanks to organizations like the Fisher House and Yellow Ribbon Fund, these
warriors will get to experience all that Washington has to offer during their
stay. I look forward to visiting with them during their stay."
Hero Miles program is very special, it allows Americans to donate their miles
to support our wounded warriors and their families. We are pleased to be
able to provide these airline tickets to honor their service so that they may
come to our nation's capital to witness this historic event. When they
need it most, our military families will be able to count on not only our
Fisher Houses but also our Hero Miles program to help them in their time of
need." Ken Fisher, CEO, Fisher House Foundation.
to our supporters, this is what the Yellow Ribbon Fund does – we show America's
injured service members, in practical ways, how much we appreciate their
service and sacrifice," says Mark Robbins, the Yellow Ribbon Fund's
Fisher House's "Hero Miles Program" donated the airfare for each soldier and/or
their family member, while the YRF donated the hotel accommodations during
their stay. Each year, Congressman Barrow donates the miles he accrued
through Congressional travel to the "Hero Miles Program." In December
2012, he donated more than 79,000 miles to the program. Click
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