(WBIR, Knoxville) - It's a donation that will help four veterans attend the next HonorAir flight in April.
The Tennessee Valley Fair presented a $2,000 check to HonorAir on Wednesday morning.
The funds were raised during Hometown Heroes Day at the Fair earlier this year.
The HonorAir flight coordinator said these donations help give veterans the homecoming they never had.
"This trip to Washington is more important than just seeing the memorials. When they come back home, this is their homecoming. A lot of people came back from the war, and they just came home. Nobody said anything, nobody talked to them. This is their real homecoming," said Flight Coordinator Tim Cundall.
"It just means everything in the world to us to be part of the HonorAir program. I think this is the third year that we have been partnered up with HonorAir. We take proceeds from the last Sunday of the fair, our Hometown Heroes Day, and we are able to give it back to HonorAir to help support their flights," said Tennessee Valley Fair Executive Director Scott Suchomski.
HonorAir's goal is to fly as many veterans to Washington D.C. to see the memorials built in their honor. This donation will pay for four veterans' flights.