This Wednesday, December 10th, 2014, the Congressional Gold Medal will be awarded to the Civil Air Patrol for their contributions to homeland security during World War II.
The ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. in Statuary Hall at the Capitol. About 40 living veterans and dozens of members of their families as well as the families of deceased veterans will be in attendance.
Some 200,000 men, women and teenagers from all walks of life – including stars of the silver screen and successful businessmen, future Tuskegee Airmen and aspiring pilots – participated in CAP during the war years, largely without recognition or reward. The organization was founded Dec. 1, 1941, six days before Pearl Harbor.
Further information is available at http://www.capgoldmedal.com/.