A Salute to HonorAir
What started as a dream in 2005, HonorAir and the National Honor Flight programs have been responsible for flying over 100,000 WWII veterans to our nation's capitol to experience their memorial. In the spring of 2011, the last Henderson County Honor Air flight returned home to Asheville Airport. Although the flights are completed, this website will continue to honor our WWII veterans by proudly displaying the history of the program through words, photos and videos. The flights may be complete, but the work for veterans advocacy is far from over. This website will also continue to work as a tool for all veterans to learn about local, state and federal programs available to them.
Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team
An Honor Air event benefitting Operation Welcome Home. Click here for more details!
Operation Welcome Home
Henderson County's HonorAir is now turning its focus to help displaced Veterans. The VA estimates that 107,000 veterans are homeless on any given night. Veterans make up nearly 20% of all homeless in America.
"Operation Welcome Home," a Veterans Scholarship fund, will provide support for job training opportunities for former military personnel at the Veteran's Restoration Quarters and Transitional housing facility in Swannanoa. To learn more about Operation Welcome Home and how you can help, please click here.