Jeff Miller founded the HonorAir program in 2006. Miller, the son of a World War II Veteran and nephew of a B-24 bomber pilot who died in the war, had been a charter member of the National World War II Memorial Foundation. It was his vision to send every World War II Veteran to their memorial in Washington, D.C. before they passed. The HonorAir program has now become Blue Ridge Honor Flight, and Miller, along with a board of directors and many volunteers, is still bringing WWII veterans, as well as Korean War and Vietnam War veterans, to their memorials in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Miller was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal in 2008 for the program, and in October of 2018, was recognized by the U.S. Army chief of staff with the Outstanding Civilian Service Award. He was honored during the “Salute from the Chief” ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Miller is a graduate of Appalachian State University and is the owner of Miller’s Fine Drycleaning, Inc., a family-owned laundry and drycleaning business since 1915. He and his wife Tamara live in Hendersonville, and they have one son, Beck, 26.