FULTON, NY – The F. R. Sussey Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol along with the local Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 486 will host a special Veterans Memorial pancake breakfast and fly-in on September 14.
The breakfast will have a patriotic theme and be held in the EAA hanger at 2326 County Route 176 (Whittaker Road) on the Oswego County Airport.
The breakfast will start at 7:30 a.m. and run to 11:30 a.m.
As part of the nation’s ongoing 50th anniversary commemoration of the Vietnam War, there will be drill and honor guard demonstrations along with static displays.
These are planned to include both aircraft and military vehicles.
The formal ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. to honor all veterans in attendance. There will be a special emphasis on Vietnam veterans and the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.
This will include a reading of the names of those from Oswego County that are listed on the Vietnam Memorial Wall.
The Civil Air Patrol honor guard will also present the POW/MIA remembrance table during the ceremony.
All are invited to come and salute our veterans and remember their service, valor and sacrifice.
Civil Air Patrol is the all-volunteer auxiliary of the United States Air Force, a non-profit organization chartered by Congress which performs essential services to our communities and the nation.
The organization has been tasked by Congress since 1941 with three core missions: Cadet Programs, Aerospace Education, and Emergency Services.
The organization accomplishes its diverse variety of services with a uniformed volunteer corps of more than 61,000 Americans across practically every city in the country.
Operating locally from the Oswego County Airport, Civil Air Patrol provides the region with a year-round cadet program and trains a corps of uniformed volunteers for its search and rescue and disaster relief missions.