Blue Ridge Honor Flight hosts book signing with mother of imprisoned Marine

Cropped Photo of Andrew Tahmooressi: Jill Tahmooressi / Family photo

Blue Ridge Honor Flight will host a book signing with author Jill Tahmooressi, mother of United States Marine Corps veteran Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, who has been jailed in Mexico for over 200 days.

In her book, "When Light Prevails," Tahmooressi shares the actions and emotions she went through to secure her son's release. She says that for her, the book serves to recognize and extend gratitude to the many people who have supported her during the ordeal of her son's inprisonment.

"I am sincerely grateful to the Western Carolina folks who stepped up mightily to help secure Andrew's freedom with Jeff Miller championing the collective effort. The letters the community sent Andrew, as well as the enormous financial support garnered of $20,000 to help with the legal bills will forever be remembered and cherished," she said.

The book signing will happen at the Henderson County Historic Courthouse on Main Street from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, December 21, 2017.

Blue Ridge Honor Flight flies WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam War veterans to their memorials in Washington, DC. The organization is accepting applications for their April 28, 2018 flight from the Greenville Spartanburg Airport in conjunction with Honor Flight Upstate.

Applications are available at

For more information about how to get involved in Blue Ridge Honor Flight, make a donation, or to get a veteran signed up for a flight, click here.

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