Groups to honor veterans, emergency workers and 9/11 victims

RACES holds memorial, 

informational event

Oswego County Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES) will join with the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 486 and the Civil Air Patrol to pay tribute to America’s heroes.

On Sept. 8, Oswego County RACES will set up its Mobile Communication Center trailer at the EAA 486 hanger, Oswego County Airport, 2326 county Route 176, Volney, to pay tribute to veterans, 9/11 victims and emergency workers.

This memorial event is sponsored by the CAP’s FR Sussey Composite Squadron.

RACES is a volunteer organization of amateur radio operators who are licensed by the Federal Communications Commission.

Created in 1952 to serve in civil defense emergencies, RACES provides essential communications and warning links to supplement state and local government operations during emergencies.

Information will be available on weather hazards and emergency/disaster plans. The Mobile Communication Center trailer will be staffed to answer questions on the role of amateur radio operations in an emergency or disaster.

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. The all-you-can eat breakfast offers pancakes, eggs, French toast, ham, sausage and homefries.

Any questions can be directed to John Darling, K2QQY, radio officer, at 342-1723 or Bob LaMay, WA2AFF, ARO at 343-2212.


EAA hosts breakfast, formal program

EAA, the Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 486, located at the Oswego County Airport, county Route 176, Volney, will partner with the FR Sussey Composite Squadron (Civil Air Patrol) from 7 a.m. to noon Sept. 8 to honor emergency organizations and veterans, and especially to pay tribute to the victims of 9/11.

From May to September, the chapter with the assistance of the cadets and seniors of the Civil Air Patrol, host a pancake breakfast on the second Sunday of each month from 7 a.m. to noon.

The menu includes pancakes, eggs, French toast, sausage, ham and homefries. As September is the last breakfast of the year and coincides with 9/11 and Emergency Preparedness month, the chapter has planned the special program.

The formal program to honor the victims of 9/11 will begin at 10 a.m. and is free to the public.

The CAP Color Guard will be taking part in the event, along with special guests, fire departments and local dignitaries.

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