Posted on October 4, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 4, 2017 – U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today greeted 129 Tennessee veterans traveling with HonorAir Knoxville during their one-day trip to Washington, D.C., HonorAir Knoxville is celebrating their 10th anniversary and 25th flight to Washington, D.C. More than 3,300 East Tennesseans have traveled with the group since their founding.
“I was honored to welcome HonorAir Knoxville’s 25th flight and celebrate their 10th anniversary in Washington today,” Alexander said. “I want to thank each and every one of the 129 veterans on this trip for their service in World War II, the Korean or the Vietnam War, as well as Eddie Mannis -- the Founder of HonorAir Knoxville -- and his team for all of their hard work over the last 10 years.”
The group visited the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, the Vietnam Wall, the Lincoln Memorial, and Marine Memorial. The group also laid a wreath at the Air Force Memorial to commemorate the 25th Knoxville HonorAir Flight and witnessed the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider at Arlington National Cemetery.
Photos of Alexander meeting today with the veterans are below. B-roll video is available here, and high resolution photos are available upon request.
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For access to this release and the senator’s other statements, click here.