Davis tours Blessing Hospital on Quincy swing, talks about getting Honor Flights re-established

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Congressman Rodney Davis talks with local media Tuesday afternoon outside Blessing Hospital. J. Robert Gough

Congressman Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) was in Quincy on Tuesday to discuss healthcare issues with administrators of Blessing Health System.

Davis also announced that he and other members of Congress are urging the Department of Interior (DOI) to help the return of Honor Flight trips to war memorials and monuments in Washington, DC by bringing back police escorts for those trips.

Before the Pandemic halted the flights, DOI provided U.S. Park Police (USPP) vehicular escorts and logistical support for Honor Flight members as they traveled from airports into the capital to ensure the visits run smoothly and safely. To date, DOI has not committed to reinstating that support.

“Honor Flight is an incredible organization that serves our veterans and helps them experience inspiring and humbling monuments along the National Mall in-person.,” Davis said. “The Biden Administration and Department of Interior should do anything they can to help them facilitate the return of these trips to Washington.”

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