Middle River, MD: Members from Maryland Wing’s Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron attended a Veteran’s Day ceremony.
The squadron presented the colors at the start of a special illumination ceremony at Holly Hill Memorial Gardens. The ceremony took place in front of the Lamky Luther Whitehead Veteran’s Monument. Local Boy Scouts from Troops 117 and 355 placed over 700 luminaries in honor of veterans that have served. Red candles were lit to honor those killed inaction. This is an annual remembrance ceremony and Martin Squadron has had the honor of being invited to participate every year.
The Lamky Luther Whitehead monument was constructed to honor local veterans. The monument is engraved with the names of veterans from WWI to present. Forms are available at the cemetery office to have local hero’s names added to the monument.
Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 60,000 members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs about 85 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 70 lives annually. Its unpaid professionals also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet programs. Performing missions for America for over 70 years, CAP will soon receive the Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com, www.capvolunteernow.com and www.capgoldmedal.com for more information.
Nearly 1,500 CAP members serve in Maryland. Last year wing members flew 13 search and rescue missions.The wing was credited with five finds and one life saved. Maryland Wing flew 32 missions for the State of Maryland. Members flew 2,106 hours in all mission categories. Volunteers contributed services estimated at 4.6 million dollars.For more information, contact the Maryland Wing at www.mdcap.org or follow the wing on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MarylandWingCivilAirPatrol.
The Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron meets every Thursday from 6:45PM – 9PM at Martin State Airport. For information, visit www.glmcscap.org, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/glmcscap or contact the squadron at email@example.com
Originally posted Jan 4, 2015
1Lt Nadine Hartman,
Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron