I had the complete pleasure of meeting many of the members of the Civil Air Patrol Squadron from New Cumberland, Pennsylvania last week. They stormed my store with full force and curiosity as a field trip for one of their weekly meetings. I was actually surprised at how many of them we fit into my store!
I have to admit, I had never had any exposure to the CAP prior to a customer introducing me to the unit commander from my region. These young men and women were probably the most polite and respectful teenagers I have ever met! Every single one of them called me sir and asked questions that were well worded and intelligent. Bravo to the leaders of the squadron.
As someone who served in the military, I have a sense of belonging and kinship among service members. Sometimes my family and friends don’t quite understand that feeling. No matter how long you served or what generation you are from, I believe all who serving or have served in the military have a core love and respect for this great country of ours. What I saw in these young CAP members gave me a sense of reassurance that we are on the right track in our cause for freedom and liberty.
>Good evening! I have just gotten around to taking pictures of a few items that are rather unique and some of which I can’t identify. Can anyone tell me what these patches signify and what the history behind them might be? I have also attached a pin that I found in the pocket of a US Army dress jacket. Any ideas? Thoughts?
Well, last night I spent a good bit of time getting this blog up and running. You can now access the blog through our website homepage. It is on the very bottom of the page. You can also access it directly via the web at blog.patriotsurplus.com. Don’t put a www in front of it, as that will tke you to our website homepage.
I will be posting some more things soon. I have a few items that need identified from a batch of surplus I received last year. Hopefully will post that infomation within the week.
>Hello and welcome to my world. This is the blog for Patriot Surplus in Mount Holly, PA. I created this blog for a few purposes. First and foremost, my goal is to create a sense of community for my customers and friends, a place to share military stories and laugh a little more in life. Secondly, as I am scouring the military auctions I buy, I sometimes come across items which I just can not identify. My hope is that someone out there will know and can help us identify some of these truly unique items.
Feel free to post your comments. I ask that you be respectful and hold the profanities. I know that is hard for all of those like me who spent time in the military, no matter how long or short. One thing is true, cussing comes with the territory. However, for a few minutes a day, please respect the forum.