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City park will be named for HonorAir

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The small park at the southern gateway to the city will be named in honor of HonorAir, the program born in Hendersonville that has flown thousands of veterans to Washington for a day of remembering and gratitude.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | Blue Ridge Honor Flight | Blue Ridge HonorFlight

Henderson County Life

Volunteers of the Year: IAM, HonorFlight, Literacy Council, Crossnore

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On Thanksgiving, we are featuring our Season of Giving Q&As of people that agency leaders nominated as their volunteers of the year. We have 12 we are featuring them four at a time through the weekend.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | Blue Ridge Literacy Council | Interfaith Assistance Ministry | Season of Giving | Blue Ridge HonorFlight

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Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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You won't want to miss this week's Lightning.   Read Story »

Tags: United Way | HonorAir | non-profit organizations | Free Clinics | Interfaith Assistance Ministry | Honor Flight Network

Henderson County News

Public invited to welcome Honor Flight veterans at AVL Sept. 21

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Blue Ridge Honor Flight will host a welcome home celebration for their next flight at the Asheville Regional Airport at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | Blue Ridge Honor Flight | Honor Flight Network

Henderson County News

Top Army general salutes Honor Air founders Miller and Morse

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Gen. Mark A. Milley, chief of staff of the U.S. Army, had Earl Morse and Jeff Miller chuckling when he teased that Morse had served in the U.S. Army Air Corps.   Read Story »

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Army chief of staff salutes Miller for Honor Flight Network

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Tags: HonorAir | Jeff Miller | Honor Flight Network

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Gold Star mom honored 
to join veterans' flight

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A born soldier, Matthew T. Bolar died doing what a soldier does. Fighting the war. He was killed on May 4, 2007, in Iraq.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | Veterans Day | military veterans | Honor Flight Network | War on Terror | Operation Iraqi Freedom

Henderson County News

Hero of Pork Chop Hill, a local veteran, dies at age 90

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Joe Clemons, a Hendersonville retiree whose heroism led to a pivotal U.S. Army victory in the Korean War, died on Tuesday at age 90 at his home, friends said.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | military veterans | Korean War

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Blue Ridge Honor Flight hosts book signing

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Tags: HonorAir | Jeff Miller | Blue Ridge Honor Flight

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Honor Flight stars in 'NCIS' episode tonight

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An Honor Flight trip to Washington for World War II veterans is the setting of an episode tonight of NCIS, CBS's top-rated primetime drama.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | Blue Ridge Honor Flight

Henderson County News

'Forgotten' no more: HonorAir expands to Korean War veterans

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HonorAir, the Hendersonville-based organization that has flown 170,000 World War II veterans to see the National World War II Memorial, is embarking on new chapter to honor Korean War veterans.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | Blue Ridge Honor Flight

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LOCAL BRIEFS: Park scholarship, McCartney show, 'Remarkable Woman'

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Here are this week's local news briefs.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | Hendersonville High School | Dot Marlow

Henderson County News

Tahmooressi released from Mexican prison

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Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi has been released from a Mexico prison.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | Andrew Tahmooressi

Henderson County News

Miller joins Clinton, 'the Greatest' for national award

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Jeff Miller has won state, regional and national recognition for his role in honoring World War II veterans.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | Jeff Miller

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Marine's mom and sister thank local supporters

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Jill Tahmooressi on Sunday thanked a roomful of residents for their support for her son, a Marine jailed in Mexico for the past 5½ months.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | military veterans | military affairs | Andrew Tahmooressi

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Mom of jailed Marine to visit here

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HonorAir announced today that Jill Tahmooressi, mother of imprisoned Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, will visit Hendersonville this weekend.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | Jeff Miller | Andrew Tahmooressi

Henderson County News

No freedom yet for Tahmooressi

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A Marine jailed in Mexico for four months was more optimistic about his chance of winning of freedom after a hearing Monday in Tijuana, although his fate rests with a judge who may not rule for three months.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | Andrew Tahmooressi

Henderson County News

Honor Air launches campaign to help free Marine

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HonorAir founder Jeff Miller is launching a fundraising effort aimed at helping to free the U.S. Marine imprisoned in Mexico after crossing the border in a vehicle that contained legally registered weapons.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | Jeff Miller | Andrew Tahmooressi

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Events set locally for 70th anniversary of D-Day

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Operation Overlord 2014 pulls out today for Bedford, Va., for a three-day event to honor 30 local surviving D-Day members on the 70th Anniversary Commemoration of D-Day.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | military veterans | military affairs

Hendersonville News

Veterans get free breakfast at Dixie Diner next Thursday

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Veterans can eat breakfast for free next Thursday at the Dixie Diner, thanks to Hendersonville grading contractor Jim Miller and HonorAir.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | Jim Miller

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Veterans get free breakfast at Dixie Diner on Thursday

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If you want to take a veteran to breakfast, Thursday would be a good day. You can treat for free.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | military veterans | Jim Miller

Hendersonville Life

For veterans, there is such thing as a free meal

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Jim Miller has always been prone to buying meals for service men and women.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | Veterans Day | military veterans | Jim Miller

Henderson County Life

Donation for new roof 'answer to prayer' for vet program

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Donors to Hendersonville-based HonorAir came through with the final $7,000 needed to match a Veterans Administration grant and pay for a new roof at a residential rehabilitation and job-training center for homeless veterans.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | Veterans Day | military veterans | military affairs | Veterans Restoration Quarters

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HonorAir accepting donations for veterans programs

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The Henderson County HonorAir Committee in partnership with American Legion Post 77 of Henderson County is seeking donations for its annual Veterans Fund to help the Veterans Restoration Quarters and its job training programs, to buy winter clothing for veterans and to support the HonorAir program.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville News

HonorAir donates $40,000 for homeless veterans

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More than 200 homeless veterans will have shelter from the cold, job training and a chance to set foot on a career ladder thanks to $40,000 donation HonorAir presented on Veterans Day.     Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | Veterans Day

Hendersonville News

Miller helps veterans get access to memorial

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Jeff Miller, the co-founder of the program that flies World War II veterans to Washington to visit the National World War II Memorial, knew that the government shutdown could ruin veterans' trips to Washington this week.     Read Story »

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Henderson County Life

Honor Flight thanks Greatest Generation's veterans

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The old soldiers arrived before sunup. Now in their late 80s and early to mid-90s, they don't sleep in.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | Jeff Miller | World War II veterans | Veterans Day

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N.C. thanks Miller for honoring WWII veterans

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Gov. Pat McCrory came to Hendersonville Monday and presented the state's top civilian award to Honor Air founder Jeff Miller before riding in the King Apple Parade.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | Jeff Miller | Gov. Pat McCrory

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SLIDESHOW: Wounded Warriors prove their mettle again

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The Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball players proved to be as powerful and fast as their reputation in games against the Senior League All Stars and Henderson County first responders Saturday afternoon at West Henderson High School.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | military veterans

Henderson County Life

Wounded Warriors to challenge local teams in May

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The Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team, the nationally known squad made up of combat veterans who lost a limb fighting for their country, will come to the Hendersonville area in May for two games.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | military veterans

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From socks to coats, veterans need help at Christmas

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Many veterans who arrive at the Veterans Restoration Quarters at the Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry carry their worldly possessions in a sack.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | military veterans

Hendersonville News

National Veterans Day event will recognize Miller, HonorAir

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Friends of the National World War II Memorial and the National Park Service will remember veterans at a special commemorative event on Veterans Day that also will recognize Jeff Miller for his role in founding Honor Air, the Hendersonville-based program that has flown thousands of World War II veterans to Washington to see the National World War II Memorial.   Read Story »

Tags: HonorAir | Jeff Miller

Hendersonville News

Flags dress up new Gateway Park

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City officials and business leaders on Friday will cut the ribbon on the improvements to the 300-400 blocks of North Main Street and dedicate the city's new Gateway Park, which has a new patriotic spirit thanks to a local businessman.   Read Story »

Tags: hendersonville | Hendersonville City Council | HonorAir | Jeff Miller | economic development | Hendersonville City Manager Bo Ferguson