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His feeling was confirmed in 2006, when Miller and a small group of friends raised $130,000 and organized the first Honor Flights to take area World War II veterans to Washington, D.C.
"I think about this community and how this community embraced it,"  Miller tells Keith Dunnavant on the "American Achievers" podcast, now available on all the major podcasting apps. "We created an opportunity for everybody to do something good for a generation that no one could dispute had saved the world." 
Miller's big idea touched a nerve across the country.
Soon groups of volunteers in cities big and small were emulating Hendersonville's bold stroke: Showing their appreciation to veterans of World War II and eventually, those who served in Korea and Vietnam as well, with tours of the capital that included landmarks such as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and the World War II Memorial.
Miller eventually co-founded  the Honor Flight Network, which has grown to include hubs in 133 cities, serving more than 250,000 veterans.
"I've been on a great ride and gotten to meet a lot of great people," said Miller, who was honored with the Presidential Citizens Medal by President George W. Bush.
"American Achievers" is a weekly podcast that features in-depth conversations with accomplished and intriguing individuals. It features entrepreneurs, athletes, media figures, civic leaders and artists, all discussing how they have pursued their version of the American Dream.
You can find it on Apple, Google, Spotify, Amazon, Stitcher, Podbean or here.


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Keith Dunavent, a documentary filmmaker and sports historian commentator, hosts the American Achievers podcast. He made the documentary "Tin Can Man" about Hendersonville High School's 1972 state basketball championship team.