Diane Hight founded Forever Young Veterans in 2006. Her organization grants wishes for military veterans, 65 years and older, which includes WWII, Korea, and Vietnam veterans. She has honored more than 2500 veterans by taking them on military “Trips of Honor” to places like Washington DC, Pearl Harbor, Normandy, Italy, England, and Belgium. She’s honored more than 700 WWII veterans with a USO-type show celebrating their service.
She was awarded the Points of Light by President George H.W. Bush in 2018. Diane is a Jefferson Award Winner, which is the Nobel Peace Prize for volunteerism at a local level. She was named by the Commercial Appeal as one of twelve who made a difference in Memphis in 2010. Diane is an Honorary Marine, and received the National Patriotism Award from the Daughters of the Revolution in 2012. She also received "The Legion of Honor Award" in 2013, from The Chapel of Four Chaplains for her outstanding, sacrificial service to the community.
Diane is originally from Morrilton, Arkansas, but currently lives in Rossville, TN with her husband, Greg, a retired pilot for FedEx Express. She has three grown children and seven grandchildren.