One of the Republicans hoping to be eastern Iowa’s next representative in congress is visiting Washington this week. Christopher Reed will be in town for the Salute to Heroes tour. He says it will feature the father of Justin Garvey, who was the first U.S. Service members to be killed in the Iraq war. The other headliner is David Beamer. His son is was the United 93 passenger who said “let’s roll.” Reed says while he’s always on the campaign trail this is not a political event, and all are welcomed to attend. The Salute to Heroes in Washington is scheduled for this Thursday afternoon at 2:00 in Central Park. It’s one of eight stops in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District.