LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- So many brave men and women have given their lives in sacrifice for our freedom in the U.S.

Senator Tom Cotton honored one of those service members Wednesday. Cotton met with the family of World War II veteran George Anderson, to present them recovered war medals in honor of his work. Anderson, who died in 2006, was an army engineer originally from Black Rock, Arkansas. Anderson's medals are handed down to his two daughters, who say this proves how good a man he truly was.

"We knew that World War II really hurt his heart. And it was, like I said, he just would not talk about it. It just kind of broke him there for a while we believe. And we know how wonderful he was, and now we get to show people what we already knew,” his daughters said.

Anderson's children said the medals will be handed down to each generation of the family from this point forward. And Senator Cotton has a message for any Arkansans who feel their family members may be owed medals. He said contact his office and they may be able to help.