Bill Text: MI HR0199 | 2021-2022 | 101st Legislature | Enrolled

Bill Title: A resolution to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Civil Air Patrol.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Passed) 2021-12-01 - Adopted [HR0199 Detail]

Download: Michigan-2021-HR0199-Enrolled.html



house resolution no.199

Reps. Glenn, Bezotte, Breen, Fink, Haadsma, Kahle, Rogers, Sneller, Steenland, Thanedar, Witwer and Yaroch offered the following resolution:

A resolution to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Civil Air Patrol.

Whereas, Civil Air Patrol (CAP) was founded on Dec. 1, 1941, to supplement the U.S. military during World War II; and

Whereas, In 1948, CAP was designated as the U.S. Air Force’s official auxiliary with three missions – emergency services, cadet programs and aerospace education; and

Whereas, Since CAP’s beginning, the organization has set itself apart during the country’s most tumultuous times: Locating enemy submarines during World War II, assisting rescuers and state agencies immediately following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, heavily supporting hurricane relief efforts in 2005, 2008, 2012, and 2017 and in response to the Gulf Coast oil spill in 2010, as well as aiding communities during other natural disasters, such as floods, wildfires, ice storms and tornados; and

Whereas, CAP further provides vital homeland security missions that help ensure the protection of the nation’s capital and the nation as a whole by assisting Air Force pilots with target-intercept training as well as the military with acquiring distant targets; and

Whereas, CAP provides exceptional education and growth opportunities for youth through its nearly 25,000-member string cadet program, which annually provides access to top national summer flight academies to learn to fly powered or glider aircraft, as well as to more than 30 national programs emphasizing leadership and careers in aviation; and

Whereas, CAP’s Aerospace Education Program annually touches more than 1,800 educators, more than 200,000 youths – cadets and others in classrooms across America – teaching multidisciplinary aviation concepts that emphasize aviation’s connection to history, math, science, government and economics; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Civil Air Patrol. We commend CAP for its “80 years of Missions for America” and its outstanding cadet and aerospace programs, which annually touch the lives and ensure the safety of thousands of American citizens.