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Public is invited to greet returning veterans on HonorAir flight

Blue Ridge Honor Flight will host a welcome home celebration for their May 21st flight at the Asheville Regional Airport beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 21.

The community, family, and friends are invited and encouraged to be present upon the return of World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans from their visit to their memorials in Washington, D.C. earlier that day.

“The welcome home for these veterans is one of the most memorable and moving parts of this whole trip,” says Blue Ridge Honor Flight Founder Jeff Miller. “It means so much to them to have the welcome home they never got when they returned from the war, and it’s an amazing thing for bystanders to witness.”

Please note that there is no parking available in the regular airport parking lot. Those wishing to attend the event are asked to park at Gate 7 of the WNC Agriculture Center on N.C. 280 or at the Advent Health parking lot on N.C. 280. Parking is free and a complimentary shuttle will be transporting attendees to and from the airport for the event.

Established in 2006, Blue Ridge Honor Flight carries out the mission is to fly America’s veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorials dedicated to honor the sacrifices of themselves and their comrades. For more information about how to get involved in Blue Ridge Honor Flight, make a donation or to get a veteran signed up for a flight, visit