FCS 305 and Commemorative Air Force Host Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

posted Apr 16, 2017, 3:07 PM by JBrandon Masangcay   [ updated Apr 16, 2017, 3:23 PM ]
On a beautiful spring Saturday morning, the 15th of April, 2017, Mr. Robert Joyner, who joined the Civil Air Patrol as a cadet in 1942 was honored with a Congressional Gold Medal. My cadet color guard was invited to Present the Colors.
A Congressional Gold Medal is an award bestowed by the United States Congress; the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom are the highest civilian awards in the United States. It is awarded to persons "who have performed an achievement that has an impact on American history and culture that is likely to be recognized as a major achievement in the recipient's field long after the achievement."
In 2014 the Civil Air Patrol was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal for the organization's service in World War II.
Photos of the event may be accessed by clicking the links below (photo credit: Mr. Luis Alvillar, City of Mesa):