Boca Civil Air Patrol Cadets Join in Veterans Day Ceremonies
BOCA RATON– This year’s Veterans Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park in West Boca Raton was held on a picture perfect Sunday morning. Cadets from the Civil Air Patrol’s Boca Raton Composite Squadron proudly carried the Colors alongside Color Guards from the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Women in the Military, Jewish War Vets, the Boy and Girl Scouts and the Sherriff’s Department.
The squadron’s Cadet Commander, First Lieutenant Zackery Macdonald, a high school junior, was one of the featured speakers. He told the crowd what the military has done for all of us. “Their service has protected the freedoms that we enjoy and their sacrifice has provided and promoted liberty to others throughout the world.”
He continued, “… We must show our returning heroes how important their service is to our nation. Being here today is just a start; please continue your efforts of saying thank you! Promote others in your families, friends and workplaces to say thank you also!”
Vietnam Veteran and VFW Post 10556 member Barry Goldin then thanked Cadet Macdonald for his tribute and cited him and his fellow cadets and scouts as examples of the fine young responsible citizens these programs produce.
Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with more than 61,000 members nationwide. Members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to nearly 27,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet programs.