12/20/2017 — HAMPSTEAD, Md. – Civil Air Patrol Capt. Agatha Vogelgesang, a member of Maryland Wing’s Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron and Earth and Space science teacher at Shiloh Middle School, gave opening remarks to the school and local community during a recent Veterans Day assembly on November 10.
Vogelgesang remarked how Veterans Day serves a very important purpose as the day we recognize not just those who gave their lives in war, but all those who have worn the uniforms of service.
She was joined by two cadets from the Carroll Composite Squadron, Cadet Master Sgt. Chris Hudicka and Cadet Airman Jackson Kendig. The cadets assisted with passing out programs and welcoming veterans as they entered the school.
Vogelgesang stated, “It was great to see two cadets stand so proud of their uniform and what they represented. They answered questions from both the student body and community. They are becoming fine leaders in front of their peers.”
The students of Shiloh Middle School presented the Westminster, Md., American Legion with a flag made from their painted fingerprints as a way to honor those who have served our country.
The commander of the American Legion stated, “We want to take a moment to express our appreciation to the students, faculty, and staff of Shiloh Middle School for their thoughtful contributions while honoring our veterans this past week. Through your words, thoughts, actions, and support, each of you played an important role in recognizing members of our community that unselfishly served our nation with honor, courage, and pride. We thank you for your efforts in recognizing our military veterans during our Veterans Day assembly. You once again demonstrated that which makes our professional learning community so great!”
Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron meets every Thursday from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Martin State Airport. For information on the squadron, including meeting address and contact information, visit www.glmcscap.org. Follow the squadron on Facebook at www.facebook.com/glmcscap and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/glmcscap.
Nearly 1,500 CAP members serve in Maryland. Last year wing members flew 13 search and rescue missions. The wing was credited with four finds. Maryland Wing flew 32 missions for the State of Maryland. Members flew 2,245 hours in all mission categories. Volunteers contributed services estimated at $4.6 million. For more information, contact the Maryland Wing at mdwg.cap.gov or follow the wing on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MarylandWingCivilAirPatrol.
Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force. In this role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 aircraft, performs about 90 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 80 lives annually. CAP’s 57,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. CAP also plays a leading role in aerospace/STEM education, and its members serve as mentors to 24,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs. Visit www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com for more information.
Captain Agatha Vogelgesang
Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron