‘The nation owes these veterans’

Monday, December 31, 2007

Bob Dole, a former senator from Kansas and WW II war veteran, presented two executives from The Scooter Store with a plaque at the WW II Memorial in Washington, D.C., in November for their work with the “Honor Flight Network.” The network transports veterans from their hometowns to Washington, D.C., to visit the WW II Memorial and other memorials. The Scooter Store provides wheelchairs and scooters to the veterans “for added mobility” while they’re in town. Mark Leita, director of public affairs for The Scooter Store, and Freddie Cervera, vice president of marketing for the company, accepted the plaque. “What we give is just a token of the thanks that our nation owes these veterans,” stated Doug Harrison, CEO and founder of The Scooter Store, in a release. To date, the “Honor Flight Network” has helped to fly more than 5,000 veterans to the nation’s capitol. More than 3,500 veterans are on waiting lists for flights.