Eddie Mannis hosted 120-plus veterans, their family members and volunteers who had accompanied them to Washington, D.C., at a reunion breakfast Saturday, Nov. 4, at Bridgewater Place in West Knoxville.
Sponsored by Prestige Cleaners, roughly 250 attended.
Danny Peters was there. He said the veterans had fun at the reunion with good food, music and limited speeches. The highlight was a video of the trip. “We all had a great time and experience,” he said. “Especially our welcome home at McGhee Tyson Airport.”
#33 signals this was the 33rd HonorAir Knoxville trip to D.C. Founded in 2007 by Mannis, HonorAir Knoxville has taken over 4,000 veterans from East Tennessee – WWII, Korean War and Vietnam veterans with a one-day trip to the nation’s capital to visit the memorial built to honor their service and sacrifice – at no cost to the veteran.
HonorAir Knoxville is made up of an all-volunteer staff whose “dedication to veterans is unmatched in the Knoxville community,” Mannis said.
Sandra Clark is editor/CEO of Knox TN Today Inc.