The squadron meeting scheduled for Monday, 9 December has been cancelled due to hazardous road conditions in the north Texas area.
Thursday afternoon, an Arctic front brought freezing rain and sleet into the area, resulting in ice accumulations of 2 inches and more on most roadways. The major highways leading into and across Grayson County (U.S. 75, Highways 82, 377, 289, and 91) have become treacherous, with 75 in particular jammed with trucks and stranded motorists for many miles. Local emergency management officials have advised everyone to stay off the roads and do not travel unless absolutely necessary.
Weather conditions are not expected to improve until late Tuesday or into Wednesday, when temperatures should rise well above freezing and allow the ice to melt.
All squadron members and the public are advised to stay home, stay warm, and stay safe.
Michael Bernier, 1st Lt., CAP
TX-262 Squadron Commander
As mentioned in an earlier posting, our squadron is participating in the Wreaths Across America project to place wreaths on veteran’s graves at Cedarlawn Memorial Park in Sherman this December. A new online sponsorship page is now available for those who would like to purchase sponsorships using a credit card. To reach the page, click on this link:
Be sure to use this page ONLY when purchasing a wreath sponsorship online; otherwise, we will not receive credit for your order and the wreaths will not be shipped to us for placing on graves at Cedarlawn.
You may also obtain sponsorship forms from our website or any squadron member if you wish to purchase by cash or check. DO NOT use the forms on the Wreaths Across America website for placing orders – they do not contain the information needed to ensure the wreaths are sent to us.
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding how the online site works or the Wreaths Across America project.
The squadron will hold an Open House on Saturday, September 28th from 10am to 3pm. Everyone is invited to stop in and learn about CAP’s programs and how to get involved. As outlined in the flyer printed below, we will have a number of activities going on throughout the day, and members will be on hand to talk with visitors about CAP’s history and missions, as well as answer any questions they may have.
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We’ve started our Wreaths Across America campaign a little earlier this year. The pages on this website that describe the program and provide visitors with sponsorship forms are now available by clicking on “Wreaths Across America” on the menu bar.
This year, the Remembrance Ceremony will be held on Saturday, December 14th. As in previous years, we will be placing wreaths on veteran’s graves at Cedarlawn Memorial Park in Sherman.
More information will be posted here and distributed to the public in the coming weeks.
by 1st Lt. Michael Bernier, Public Affairs Officer
Texoma Composite Squadron has a new tool to help with answering the classic visitor’s question, “What is Civil Air Patrol and what does it do?”