Stand proud, tell your stories – 45th Space Wing spends time with Honor Flight veterans

Duke Scales, a volunteer in the Space Coast Honor Flight program, plays morning reveille for all in attendance May 26, 2018 at the Wickham Park Senior Center in Melbourne, Fla. Veterans who served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War gathered at the senior center to fly to Washington D.C. and visit war memorials dedicated to the sacrifices they made, along with their fellow service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe Thacker)

Duke Scales, a volunteer in the Space Coast Honor Flight program, plays morning reveille for all in attendance May 26, 2018 at the Wickham Park Senior Center in Melbourne, Fla. Veterans who served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War gathered at the senior center to fly to Washington D.C. and visit war memorials dedicated to the sacrifices they made, along with their fellow service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe Thacker)

Veterans, current service members, family and friends recite the Pledge of Allegiance as the Colors are presented May 26, 2018 during Honor Flight send off at Wickham Park Senior Center in Melbourne, Fla. 25 veterans, along with their guardians, were able to visit Washington D.C. on this Honor Flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe Thacker)

Veterans, current service members, family and friends recite the Pledge of Allegiance as the Colors are presented May 26, 2018 during Honor Flight send off at Wickham Park Senior Center in Melbourne, Fla. 25 veterans, along with their guardians, were able to visit Washington D.C. on this Honor Flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe Thacker)

Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, commander of the 45th Space Wing, visits with Rodman "Rod" Seivert, a United States Army veteran who served in Vietnam, at the Honor Flight send off at Wickham Park Senior Center in Melbourne, Fla., on May 26, 2018. Seivert was a soldier in the U.S. Army and served as a military policeman in from 1967 until 1969. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe Thacker)

Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, commander of the 45th Space Wing, visits with Rodman "Rod" Seivert, a United States Army veteran who served in Vietnam, at the Honor Flight send off at Wickham Park Senior Center in Melbourne, Fla., on May 26, 2018. Seivert was a soldier in the U.S. Army and served as a military policeman in from 1967 until 1969. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe Thacker)

Eugene "Geno" Johnson poses for a photo before he, alongside 24 other veterans, travel to our nation's capitol to visit war memorials, May 26, 2018 at Wickham Park Senior Center in Melbourne, Fla. Johnson retired as a Chief Master Sgt. in the U.S. Air Force and, among many accomplishments, helped found the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) at Patrick Air Force Base.

Eugene "Geno" Johnson poses for a photo before he, alongside 24 other veterans, travel to our nation's capitol to visit war memorials, May 26, 2018 at Wickham Park Senior Center in Melbourne, Fla. Johnson retired as a Chief Master Sgt. in the U.S. Air Force and, among many accomplishments, helped found the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) at Patrick Air Force Base.

James "Jim" Konopacky, a former U.S. Army National Guardsman and U.S. Navy sailor, has his button pinned on by his guardian Deb Fowler, May 26, 2018 at the Wickham Park Senior Center in Melbourne, Fla. Konopacky served from 1947 until 1955. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe Thacker)

James "Jim" Konopacky, a former U.S. Army National Guardsman and U.S. Navy sailor, has his button pinned on by his guardian Deb Fowler, May 26, 2018 at the Wickham Park Senior Center in Melbourne, Fla. Konopacky served from 1947 until 1955. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe Thacker)

The Space Coast Honor Flight takes a number of World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans to Washington D.C. to honor not only them, but their war memorials as well. The organization is non-profit and takes a group of veterans to our nation's capitol seven times a year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe Thacker)

The Space Coast Honor Flight takes a number of World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans to Washington D.C. to honor not only them, but their war memorials as well. The organization is non-profit and takes a group of veterans to our nation's capitol seven times a year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe Thacker)

Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, commander of the 45th Space Wing, takes command of his detail as they salute the departing bus full of veterans May 26, 2018 at Wickham Park Senior Center in Melbourne, Fla. Monteith addressed the veterans asking them to tell their stories and stand proudly, for we would not be where we are today without them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe Thacker)

Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, commander of the 45th Space Wing, takes command of his detail as they salute the departing bus full of veterans May 26, 2018 at Wickham Park Senior Center in Melbourne, Fla. Monteith addressed the veterans asking them to tell their stories and stand proudly, for we would not be where we are today without them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe Thacker)

MELBOURNE, Fla. --