NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS – Civil Air Patrol will be awarded a World Peace Prize during a ceremony June 14 at the U.S. Capitol.
Retired U.S. Rep. Lester Wolff of New York, chief judge for the World Peace Prize, announced CAP will be honored as the World Peace Corps Mission’s “Roving Ambassador for Peace” at the ceremony in Washington, D.C., which will also recognize top honor prize recipients H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and Benjamin A. Gilman.
“Civil Air Patrol makes a huge impact, going above and beyond to make a profound difference in America’s communities, saving lives and preserving liberty for all,” Wolff said in announcing the recipients.
The World Peace Prize is presented annually by the World Peace Corps Mission, an international evangelical missionary organization. Since its establishment in 1989, the prize has been awarded to individuals contributing to the causes of world peace by preventing regional conflicts or world war; by settling the disputes of political, diplomatic and economic matters; and by developing new inventions to minimize threats and confusions within mankind.
The awarding council for the World Peace Prize operates according to the core spirit of advancing peace and justice and inter-religious collaborations. Past recipients include President Ronald Reagan, President Abdurrahman Wahid of Indonesia and President Kuniwo Nakamura of Palau.
“Civil Air Patrol is delighted to be chosen for this prestigious international honor,” said Maj. Gen. Amy S. Courter, CAP’s national commander. “This reflects greatly upon our 61,000-plus members, who work diligently in their communities to serve their fellow citizens.”