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Youth on Guard

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EVENT DATE Mar 15, 2015

THE STORY:

To honor our veterans through a reenactment of the Changing of the Guard at a life size replica of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a group of young people (Civil Air Patrol Cadets) will be using their spring break to travel to visit Arlington National Cemetery as part of their preparation.

Your donation will help send this group of young cadets to Arlington, and ensure the continuance of this 21 year tradition of honor.

This will also assist in replacement of the tomb, and improved training equipment.

So far we have had contributions from several corporations in the form of facility use and marketing assistance:

Floral Haven Funeral Home, Broken Arrow

Lithaprint, Tulsa

Reasors, Tulsa

Persimmon Hollow Village, Broken Arrow

Clarehouse, Tulsa


This is an opportunity to instill in the cadets the sense of patriotism, dedication, precision, gratefulness, and respect necessary for the maintenance of the correct mindset during the ceremony.

Today's youth need the influence of positive role models. They need to know that character and patriotism are still esteemed and that pursuing both qualities is worth their time and effort.

You are invited to come and witness the results of your investment on Memorial Day Weekend, 2015 at Floral Haven Cemetery, Broken Arrow, OK. Ceremonies start at 1pm, Saturday, May 23rd, and continue 24 hours a day, rain or shine, until the afternoon of Monday the following week.

2015 marks the 21st anniversary of the re-enactment. Cadets train 120 hours during the five months of January through May. A team of guards is then selected based on character and precision.

There is much to say about this ceremony, but perhaps a former guard said it best reflecting on his visit to the Tomb of the Unknown:

“Footsteps echo across the respectfully silent courtyard. Movements, watched thousands of times in pictures and video, enacted before my eyes. With vigilant attention, the guard marched down the plaza, a standard of perfection maintained by an attitude of honor. These are the characteristics that I took away and put into practice during my 5 years as a member of the Starbase Guard of Honor, striving to honor and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.                                                                                               Duty, Honor, Respect                           These three hallowed ideals, even now, remain an integral part of my life."

We re-enact to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, to assure their loved ones that they did not die in vain, to express gratefulness and respect to veterans, and to support our soldiers today. A soldier never dies until he is forgotten, tomb guards never forget.



If you would like your donation to be tax-deductible, write and send a check payable to: OK Wing Civil Air Patrol, and designate that it is for the Washington, D.C. trip.

Starbase Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol is a recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.  Federal ID number 75-6037853

If you would like to support a specific cadet on his or her trip, specify that on the check as well.

SWR-OK-151 Civil Air Patrol
P.O. Box 5
9100 E 46th S North
Tulsa, OK 74115-1632

If funds in excess of this trip are received, they will be used to invest in future cadets and the continuation of this hallowed reenactment.

 

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To This Fundraiser

$395

 

1% Raised of $40,000 Goal

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  • C. Leskowat

     

  • Mark & Jennifer Stanley

    $25

  • Aunt Karen

    $50

  • A. Marilyn

     

  • Michael Leskowat

    $50

  • Brett Ross

    $200

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Donor Comments

Brett Ross

Brett Ross

DONATION: $200

Ben Olson 2 years ago

Michael Leskowat

Michael Leskowat

DONATION: $50

I've stood in your shoes (both figuratively and literally since we tended to pass on our shoes). My time on the guard brought a seriousness to my thankfulness for the men and women who have served, giving their lives so that I might live to serve generations to follow. In memory of my Grandpa, Grandma, Uncle John, Grandad, and father, I pray this same commitment and seriousness will be embraced by future guards and observed by every witness. 3 years ago

A. Marilyn

A. Marilyn

I'm happy support such a character-building experience and appreciate deeply the commitment to honor our veterans. 3 years ago

Aunt Karen

Aunt Karen

DONATION: $50

in memory of Grandpa Mertz and in honor of Grandma Mertz - WWII veterans. 3 years ago

Mark & Jennifer Stanley

Mark & Jennifer Stanley

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

C. Leskowat

C. Leskowat

To Stephen J Leskowat, who impresses me more every day! And in honor of those who've gone before: Michael J Leskowat, Isaac J Leskowat and Benjamin J Leskowat. 3 years ago

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