Atten-shun: Cadets can provide colors for local events

Published 11:02 am Friday, April 7, 2023

By Cadets Eliza Martinez

and Isaiah Soto

Sugar Valley Squadron

How can we bring more respect to our community?

Two cadets in the Sugar Valley Composite Squadron, a Civil Air Patrol (CAP) squadron in Davie County, had an idea and submitted it to the Davie Respect Initiative. Cadet Senior Master Sergeant Soto and Cadet Chief Master Sergeant Chan proposed the winning idea of the Sugar Valley Composite Squadron Color Guard having a more active role in community functions.

The presentation of the Colors gives events and ceremonies a special degree of patriotism and respect towards our nation and state, they said.

Civil Air Patrol is the civilian auxiliary of the US Air Force and the mission is to support America’s communities with emergency response, diverse aviation programs, youth development, and promotion of air, space, and cyber power. Civil Air Patrol‘s core values are Integrity, Volunteer Service, Excellence, and Respect.

The CAP Color Guard of the Sugar Valley Composite Squadron posts and retrieves the Colors (US, State, and CAP flags) at the beginning and end of special functions.

For instance, the Color Guard presented the Colors at the opening of the Davie Respect Initiative November Awards Ceremony, and also at the Farmington Military Court Dedication Ceremony, and is scheduled to do so at a Davie County Commissioners meeting, as well.

To request the Color Guard to present the Colors at your event or ceremony, contact Captain Sandra Smith, local Squadron Commander, at sandra.smith@ncwgcap.org.

For more information about SSquadron activities, follow us on Facebook.com/nc052. The squadron meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Blue Hangar at Sugar Valley Airport, 249 Gilbert Road in Mocksville. Visitors are welcome.