Published: Aug 29, 2014 6:26 PM EDT

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- In their largest trip to date, 75 veterans from Southwest Florida are headed to Washington D.C. next month for Collier County's third Honor Flight.

The organization takes veterans to visit the memorials and monuments created and dedicated to their service.

WINK News reporter Rachel Spangenthal sat down with a veteran who was discharged the day after his 21st birthday.