Honor Flight takes Space Coast's war veterans to DC
By 1st Lt. Alicia Premo, 45th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published October 21, 2015
MELBOURNE, Fla. -- Members of the 45th Space Wing and its mission partners, Junior Enlisted Officer Corp cadets, and other supporters of local military veterans gathered at Wickham Senior Center in Melbourne, Fla., at 2:30 a.m. to honor World War II, Vietnam and Korean War veterans Oct. 17, 2015.
The Space Coast Honor Flight sends veterans on a one-day trip to Washington, D.C., to visit their war memorials. Space Coast Honor Flight has taken 825 veterans on 32 flights, including 175 this year, and has one more flight to go. It has plans for a similar number of flights next year between March and October.
This flight included 16 World War II, six Korean War, and three Vietnam War veterans. Among the WWII veterans were three women.
For more information about the Space Coast Honor Flight go to: www.spacecoasthonorflight.org