Since 2006, Jeff Miller and HonorAir (now Blue Ridge Honor Flight) have been flying local World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C to visit those memorials dedicated to their service and sacrifice. Now it’s time to do the same for Vietnam War veterans.
“While we will of course continue to take World War II and Korean War veterans, we are now very excited to offer this opportunity to our Vietnam War veterans as well. We want this to be a day created just for them,” said Miller, founder of Blue Ridge Honor Flight.
The first official trip for these deserving men and women will take place Oct. 6 from Asheville Regional Airport. In 2006, the generous donations of Henderson and Buncombe county businesses and residents helped bring two charter planes of World War II veterans to Washington, D.C.
Organizers are asking the public to consider donating to Blue Ridge Honor flight to allow them to do the same for Vietnam War veterans.
For more information or to donate, visit www.blueridgehonorflight.com or call 828-388-4448, or find Blue Ridge Honor Flight on Facebook.