Military News

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Veterans honored for their service

by 1st Lt. Alicia Premo
45th Space Wing Public Affairs

8/27/2015 - MELBOURNE, Fla.  -- Team Patrick-Cape members, Junior Enlisted Officer Corp cadets, and others from all generations of military service gathered at Wickham Senior Center in Melbourne, Fla., at 2 a.m. to show their gratitude and respect to World War II and Korean War veterans Aug. 22, 2015.

Nearly every month, the Space Coast Honor Flight sends World War II and Korean War Veterans on a one-day trip to Washington, D.C., to visit their war memorials.

Civic leaders, members of Team Patrick-Cape and Brevard County who serve or plan to serve, and other supporters gather at  Wickham Senior Center on the mornings of the veteran's send off to Washington, D.C., to thank them for their service.

August's Honor Flight sent 21 World War II and four Korean War veterans. To date, the organization has sent 775 vets to see their war memorials.

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