Knoxville Catholic High School senior Reese Staley was one of four high school students selected to be an HonorAir Student Guardian escort for the HonorAir flight April 24.
HonorAir Knoxville is dedicated to honoring East Tennessee World War II and Korean War veterans. They fly as many East Tennessee veterans as possible to Washington, D.C., to see the memorials built in their honor.
In order for HonorAir-Knoxville to achieve its goal, guardians fly with the veterans on every flight, providing assistance and helping veterans have a safe, memorable, and rewarding experience. Reese will make contact with two to four veterans in early April and will begin to cultivate a relationship with them. He will then be responsible for escorting these veterans and providing any assistance they may need on their trip.