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

WHEREAS, in 1946 Congress incorporated CAP as a nonprofit, volunteer civilian organization to provide an organization to encourage and aid American citizens in the development of aviation and maintenance of air supremacy, foster volunteerism among private citizens to the public welfare, and provide aviation education and training to adult and youth members; and

WHEREAS, in 1948 CAP was designated as a civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, tasked by the secretary of the Air Force to fulfill noncombatant missions on behalf of the service, including humanitarian and search and rescue missions; and

WHEREAS, in 2015 CAP officially became a member of the Air Force's Total Force, joining the regular, National Guard, Air Force Reserve, civilian and auxiliary members as airmen when conducting missions for the Air Force; and

WHEREAS, since CAP's beginning, the organization has set itself apart during the country's most tumultuous times: deterring enemy submarine operations during World War II, supporting the Air Force's Ground Observer Corps in tracking suspected enemy aircraft in the 1950s, conducting aerial radiological monitoring of nuclear fallout, conducting counterdrug reconnaissance missions for law enforcement, assisting rescuers and state agencies immediately following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks; 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; provides exceptional educational and growth opportunities for youth through its nearly 25,000-member-strong cadet program; CAP's aerospace education program annually touches more than 1,800 educators and more than 200,000 youths - cadets and others in classrooms across America;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim October 15, 2021, as

A DAY TO HONOR THE CIVIL AIR PATROL IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 1st day of October, 2021

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