FLIGHT 31 UPDATE:
Make plans now to attend the Welcome Home Celebration at McGhee Tyson Airport to welcome home these heroes.
HONORING THEIR SACRIFICE:
Are you a veteran that would like to join HonorAir Knoxville on one of our trips? Maybe you would like to offer your services as HonorAir Volunteer Escort or Sam Hardman Student Ambassador.
Download your application here:
HonorAir Knoxville travels with professional photographers and videographers to produce a full-length video of the day's activities for all veterans. These videos are now available for family and friends.Flight Day Videos>
Flight 31 is scheduled to leave Knoxville on October 12, 2022 with 130+ East Tennessee WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam War veterans to visit the memorials built to honor their service and sacrifice.
Flight 31 will depart from Knoxville at 9:00am with a scheduled return into Knoxville at 7:40pm. Arrive early to the Welcome Home Celebration to get a spot. You can follow the trip on the official HA Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds.
HONORAIR KNOXVILLE takes WWII, Korean and Vietnam veterans from East Tennessee to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials built to honor their sacrifice - at no charge to the veteran.
No amount of gratitude could ever repay the debt for the gift of democracy veterans gave the world. However, HonorAir Knoxville is dedicated to honoring East Tennessee World War II, Korean War and Vietnam veterans and the sacrifices they made to ensure our freedoms.
16 million Americans served during WWII. Over 400,000 men and women gave their lives in service to our country.WWII
There were 6.8 million American men and women who served during the Korean War from 1950, to 1955 with over 36,000 Americans killed.Korean War
Over 58,000 American soldiers lost their lives during the Vietnam War. Americans listed as POW/MIA at the end of the war: 2,646.Vietnam War
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Each HonorAir Knoxville trip costs approximately $500 per veteran - so we need the financial support of the community to make these flights a reality.
Clicking the link below takes you directly to the official HonorAir Knoxville PayPal account.
NOTE: If you are making a donation 'In Memory of' or 'In Honor of' - there is an option to add a note to your donation. This option appears AFTER selecting to pay with PayPal or Credit/Debit card.
No donation dollars are applied to administrative expenses - as all admin expenses are paid by Prestige Cleaners. Donors can be assured that every dollar they send is applied directly to the cost of the trip for veterans. (All volunteer escorts pay their own way) Please help us honor "The Greatest Generation" who so willingly sacrificed for their country.
Yes. If you wish to make a donation in memory or honor of someone, please select 'In Honor Of' or 'In Memory Of' in the boxes below in the PayPal section before proceeding to make your donation. If you know the address of the family please include that as well. HonorAir will send a donation acknowledgment to the family.
HonorAir has also set up a PayPal account for anyone who would like to donate via PayPal. All transactions are secure and all major credits cards are accepted. Please use the PayPal link below. You will be redirected to PayPal's page for processing. You are not required to have a PayPal account.
When I got to go on the flight in May of 2008 it was an experience of a lifetime as I never expected to get to see [the World War II Memorial] at my age. The trip was wonderful in every way... None of the vets will ever forget the reception we received when we got off the plane in Washington and the huge crowd to greet us on our return to Knoxville with American Flags flying and the [Pride of the Southland] Band playing Rocky Top."