CAP Active During Memorial Day Weekend

The Jamestown Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol has been very active recently. They attended a ceremony at Soldiers Circle in Lake View Cemetery to honor our veterans. That was followed by helping, along with many other citizens and veterans, to place approximately 3,000 flags on the veterans’ graves. The cadets were very reverent as they saw all the graves and names of our country’s heroes and enjoyed talking with other veterans and Blue Star Mothers. On Memorial Day Weekend, the squadron welcomed 27 members from the Royal Canadian Air Cadets and trained together at the Jamestown Airport. They worked on emergency services and ground search/rescue training and other joint activities. Both squadrons marched in the Lakewood Memorial Day parade and observed the ceremony at Sunset Cemetery.

In other news, there have been many promotions lately including cadets Dyress Batten, Nicholas Lamer, Clayton Hanson, Cooper Stuart and Bethany Bartlett. The cadets have also recently visited the Buffalo Naval Park and are planning many other activities and fundraisers this summer. Some of the cadets have been chosen for national activities and the one-week New York state encampment at Stratton Air Base. If you would like to visit the squadron, call Colonel Maternowski at 397-3864 for more information or go to to see all the opportunities Civil Air Patrol has to offer.