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Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander, coins Robert Stemler, a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, during an Honor Flight send-off event Aug. 22, 2015, at the Wickham Senior Center in Melbourne, Fla. Space Coast Honor Flight is an organization that provides World War II and Korean War Veterans an opportunity to visit their war memorials in Washington, D.C., on a one-day trip. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Alicia Premo/Released)

Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander, coins Robert Stemler, a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, during an Honor Flight send-off event Aug. 22, 2015, at the Wickham Senior Center in Melbourne, Fla. Space Coast Honor Flight is an organization that provides World War II and Korean War Veterans an opportunity to visit their war memorials in Washington, D.C., on a one-day trip. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Alicia Premo/Released)

Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander, coins Maurice “Maury” Gralla, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, during an Honor Flight send-off event Aug. 22, 2015, at the Wickham Senior Center in Melbourne, Fla. Space Coast Honor Flight is an organization that provides World War II and Korean War Veterans an opportunity to visit their war memorials in Washington, D.C., on a one-day trip. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Alicia Premo/Released)

Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander, coins Maurice “Maury” Gralla, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, during an Honor Flight send-off event Aug. 22, 2015, at the Wickham Senior Center in Melbourne, Fla. Space Coast Honor Flight is an organization that provides World War II and Korean War Veterans an opportunity to visit their war memorials in Washington, D.C., on a one-day trip. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Alicia Premo/Released)

Sara Leidich, Honor Flight guardian and daughter of Lowell Maloney, right, pins a photo of Maloney from when he served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War at the Wickham Senior Center in Melbourne, Fla., Aug. 22, 2015. The Space Coast Honor Flight sent 21 World War II and four Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit their war memorials in Washington D.C. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Alicia Premo/Released)

Sara Leidich, Honor Flight guardian and daughter of Lowell Maloney, right, pins a photo of Maloney from when he served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War at the Wickham Senior Center in Melbourne, Fla., Aug. 22, 2015. The Space Coast Honor Flight sent 21 World War II and four Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit their war memorials in Washington D.C. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Alicia Premo/Released)

Col. Jennifer Sovada, Air Force Technical Applications Center commander, speaks with Clyde Graham, a World War II veteran, and his Honor Flight guardian Debbie Graham, right, at the Wickham Park Senior Center, Fla., Aug. 22, 2015. The Space Coast Honor Flight sent 21 World War II and four Korean War veterans to Washington D.C. to visit their war memorials in Washington D.C. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alicia Premo/Released)

Col. Jennifer Sovada, Air Force Technical Applications Center commander, speaks with Clyde Graham, a World War II veteran, and his Honor Flight guardian Debbie Graham, right, at the Wickham Park Senior Center, Fla., Aug. 22, 2015. The Space Coast Honor Flight sent 21 World War II and four Korean War veterans to Washington D.C. to visit their war memorials in Washington D.C. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alicia Premo/Released)

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.

For more information about the Space Coast Honor Flight go to:  www.spacecoasthonorflight.org