On Saturday, August 13th, the Dorie Miller American Legion Post 213 hosted their community picnic at Canarsie Pier.
The morning started with Cadets from Brooklyn Tech Squadron Civil Air Patrol assisting U.S. Military veterans from various organizations to set up their tables and tents, which displayed various resources.
The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the civilian auxiliary to the U.S. Air Force. Cadets participate in a year-round, comprehensive program, which prepares them to be great leaders! Cadets learn how to fly a plane, how to stay physically fit and mentally ready for any challenges.
The CAP program is geared for children ages 12 through 18 with an interest in aviation, space or the military. The squadron is led by Major Louis Morgan and Major Robert Kisic. Both Major Morgan and Major Kisic were so humbled by the opportunity for the cadets to attend the picnic and experience what it’s like to not only do community service but to build a stronger camaraderie.
Additionally, Commander Major Roger Levy, who overlooks the various CAP squadrons, attended the picnic. He encouraged the cadets to continue staying involved with the program and to utilize the resources and access that is afforded to them, wisely.
Chaplain Charles Hall of The Dorie Miller Post spoke about the importance of community and the sharing of knowledge with the youth. The picnic was well attended by over 300 people. There were games, music, lots of giveaways and food.
The Cadets performed a demonstration with the American flag and thereafter learned how to fold it.
Our future looks bright with the outstanding strides the CAP program is making!