CAP Cadets march in Memorial Day parade

CAP Cadets march in Memorial Day parade

4 Jun 2014

As a Civil Air Patrol Cadet, I was very excited to participate in the Thomasville Memorial Day Parade on Saturday, 24 May 2014.  The parade was a great opportunity to display the Civil Air Patrol and all it has to offer.

As a member of the color guard, I, along with the Color Guard Commander C/SMSgt B. Phillips and C/MSgt C. Herman, led the Civil Air Patrol contingent and displayed the colors in the Parade.  Several veterans saluted our flag, making us feel honored to be Americans and to be part of the legacy of those veterans’ service.

The color guard leads CAP cadets in the Thomasville Memorial Day parade (picture by 1st Lt Ann Michel).

The color guard leads CAP cadets in the Thomasville Memorial Day parade (picture by 1st Lt Ann Michel).

Following the color guard were cadets from the Iredell, Winston-Salem, and Sugar Valley Composite Squadrons.  Two Civil Air Patrol vans from the Iredell Composite Squadron and the Winston-Salem Composite Squadron also participated in the parade.

The parade was a lot of fun, and I believe we represented the Civil Air Patrol well. I can’t wait to do it again next year!



  1. Maj Michael Michel /

    Great article Hannah – thanks for taking the time to put it together. Thanks to all the cadets who took time to participate.

  2. Capt Thomas White /

    Delighted that so many great CAP members participated. Does us proud.
    Thanks for this excellent write up to keep us informed. Hope others will do the same.

  3. 1 t Lt Lee Kosub /

    Great Article C/MSgt Phillips! Glad to see so many cadets and Seniors from a variety of squadrons representing CAP and honoring our Service Men and Women. Thanks to Major Michel for the initiative to make this happen.

  4. 1 t Lt Lee Kosub /

    PS Great picture Ann!

  5. C/MSgt Christopher Herman /

    It was great to have all three squadrons cooperate and make this event truly enjoyable for the crowd and participants of the parade. I highly encourage cadets to attend this parade next year; it is awesome lifetime experience. Cannot wait to do it next year as well!

  6. Congratulations to all who participated in this event. It is exciting and inspiring to see our cadets as well as others in action!!

  7. 2d Lt Deborah Leighton /

    Thanks to C/MSgt Hannah Phillips for taking the initiative to write the article- great participation by the Sugar Valley Squadron in this significant event. so nice to see the cooperative efforts of many squadrons.

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