HONORING OUR VETERANS

 

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.

 

Over 60 years ago a remarkable generation of Americans joined forces to protect civilization in the largest war in world history. No amount of gratitude could ever repay the debt for the gift of democracy these 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.

NEXT FLIGHT: October 5, 2016

FLIGHT 22 leaves Knoxville on October 5, 2016 carrying

East Tennessee WWII, Korean & Vietnam veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials built to honor their sacrifice.  Stay tuned for additional details.

Flight arrival times will be updated throughout the day on our Facebook page.

Make plans NOW to attend the WELCOME HOME CELEBRATION at McGhee Tyson at 8:00 as the veterans
arrive back home in Knoxville.

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VETERANS, VOLUNTEER ESCORTS & STUDENT AMBASSADORS

KOREAN WAR VET

APPLICATION

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.

WWII VETERAN

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VIETNAM VET

APPLICATION

16 million Americans served during WWII.  Over 400,000 men and women gave their lives in service to

our country.

Over 58,000 American soldiers lost their lives during the Vietnam War.  American servicemen listed as POW/MIA at the end of the war was 2,646.

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HOW CAN YOU HELP?

 

Each HonorAir trip costs approximately $500 per Veteran, so we need the financial support of the community to make these flights a reality.

Donation Type
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Address of Family

Your contribution will be greatly appreciated.

 

If donating with a check, please make checks payable to HonorAir Knoxville, a 50l (c) (3) organization. All checks written to HonorAir Knoxville are tax deductible.

 

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Knoxville, TN 37938-8996

When I got to go on the second 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. Then to top it off there was Sen. Bob Dole at the entrance waiting to great us. I got to meet him and thank him for all his good efforts in getting it completed. The trip was wonderful in every way from the food under the tent and our Tennessee Senators there to greet us and then to end the day at the Arlington National Cemetery to see the changing of the Guard was awesome.

 

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.

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- Sam Hardman, 2008

• Sixteen million Americans served in World War II.

• Over 400,000 American men and women were killed during World War II.

• There were approximately 900,000 WWII veterans alive in 2015.

• Everyday, America loses appx. 500 World War 2 veterans.

• 36,574 Americans died during the Korean War.

• 8200 Korean War soldiers are listed as killed in action or lost or buried at sea.

• Over 58,000 U.S. Soldiers were killed during the Vietnam War.

• Over 9 million military personnel served during the Vietnam era.

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