OAKHURST CADET SQUADRON

is one of many squadrons serving under the command Florida Wing Civil Air Patrol. As a cadet squadron, the unit's membership consist primarily of cadets (12-21 years old) with a senior member (18 years old and older) staff. This squadron performs the tactical application of the Civil Air Patrol's Congressionally mandated missions: Aerospace Education and Cadet Programs, as well as Emergency Services such as Search and rescue.
 
WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA
 

THE CIVIL AIR PATROL SALUTES THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE ARMED FORCES.
 
As a key partner in Wreaths Across America, Civil Air Patrol ensures the sacrifices of our nation's soldiers are never forgotten. The Civil Air Patrol will once again be hosting this year's Wreaths Across America ceremony at Bay Pines National Cemetery on December 16, 2017. Please join us.
 
  • 10:30 AM LAYING OF WREATHS
  • 12:00 NOON CEREMONY
Specially designated wreaths for the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, and POW/MIA will also be placed during the ceremony at noon that will be coordinated simultaneously at over 400 participating locations all across the county.

Oakhurst Cadet Squadron will place wreaths on veteran gravestones at Bay Pines National Cemetery in St.Petersburg. Please click the blue "DONATE WREATHS" button to help us purchase enough wreaths for our location. Thank you!

 Please note:
At our location, we cannot specify wreaths for specific gravestones.
Cut off date for sponsorship is November 27, 2017.
1 Wreath  = $ 15.00
2 Wreaths = $ 30.00
5 Wreaths = $ 75.00
10 Wreaths = $ 150.00

Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force, which consists of Regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, along with Air Force retired military and civilian employees.

CAP, in its Total Force role, operates a fleet of 550 aircraft and 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.

Civil Air Patrol’s 58,000 members nationwide also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Its members additionally play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet program.

Civil Air Patrol received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans.

Congressionally chartered 74 years ago, the nonprofit organization also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans.
 
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