Japanese-American veterans of World War II salute during the national anthem at a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony Wednesday. Rep. Mike Hondas father, who served in the Military Intelligence Service after living in an internment camp, was among the honorees.
“It’s a country that can correct its mistakes,” he said, “but it has to have the courage.”
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.