Hopkins County Commissioners’ Court proclaimed November 28-December 4, 2016 Civil Air Patrol Week in Hopkins County. The following proclamation was read during Monday’s Court Session:
Civil Air Patrol 75th Anniversary
WHEREAS, Civil Air Patrol was established on Dec. 1, 1941, to supplement the U.S. military during World War II; and
WHEREAS, In 1948 CAP was designated as the U.S. Air Force’s official auxiliary with three missions – emergency services, cadet programs and aerospace education; and
WHEREAS, Since CAP’s beginning, the organization has set itself apart during the country’s most tumultuous times: Locating and sinking enemy submarines during World War II, assisting rescuers and state agencies immediately following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, heavily supporting hurricane relief efforts in 2005 and 2008 and more recently in response to the Gulf oil spill, as well as aiding communities during other natural disasters, such as floods, wildfires, ice storms and tornadoes; and
WHEREAS, CAP further provides vital homeland security missions that help ensure the protection of the nation’s capital and the nation as a whole by assisting Air Force pilots with target-intercept training as well as the military with acquiring distant targets; and
WHEREAS, CAP provides exceptional educational and growth opportunities for youth through its nearly 26,000-member strong cadet program, which annually provides access to top national summer flight academies to learn to fly powered or glider aircraft, as well as to approximately 30 national programs emphasizing leadership and careers in aviation; and
WHEREAS, CAP’s Aerospace Education Program annually touches more than 1,800 educators, more than 40,000 youths — cadets and others in classrooms across America — teaching multidisciplinary aviation concepts that emphasize aviation’s connection to history, math, science, government and economics; and
THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that the Hopkins County Commissioners Court hereby commends CAP for its “Missions for America” and its outstanding cadet and aerospace programs, which annually touch the lives and ensure the safety of thousands of American citizens; and
NOW, THEREFORE WE, the Hopkins County Commissioners Court, hereby proclaim November 28, 2016 through December 4, 2016 as “CIVIL AIR PATROL WEEK” In Hopkins County, and we encourage all citizens to join in the observance.
APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the Hopkins County Commissioners’ Court at the regularly scheduled meeting on the 28th day of November, 2016.