Local Civil Air Patrol to honor 9/11 victims

Members from the Local Civil Air Patrol unit, the F. R. Sussey Composite Squadron, will host a 9/11 memorial.

The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sept. 8 and is open to the public. The Civil Air Patrol cadet colorguard will be taking part, along with special guests and local dignitaries.

The memorial will be held in conjunction with the Experimental Aircraft Association pancake breakfast. The breakfast runs from 7 a.m. to noon in the EAA hanger at the Oswego County Airport (2326 county Route 176). All veterans in attendance also will be honored.

The F.R. Sussey Composite Squadron is headquartered at the county airport and is one of six squadrons in the Central New York Group.

The Civil Air Patrol is the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. Its three missions are aerospace education, cadet programs and emergency service.

Nationally, Civil Air Patrol has more than 60,000 members serving local communities.

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