Cape May Invites Community Members to Sunset Parades

CAPE MAY, N.J. – Coast Guard Training Center Cape May will hold four sunset parade ceremonies here this summer to introduce the community to the Coast Guard’s newest Guardians. The first parade will be held on May 25th in celebration of the Coast Guard Training Center’s 60th anniversary.

Sunset Parades are colorful, inspiring military ceremonies featuring the recruit band, drill team, marching troops, cannon fire, and a low level fly over by a Coast Guard helicopter. They take place at sunset on the training center’s parade grounds and are open to the general public. There is no admission charge and children are welcome to attend, but must be accompanied by an adult.

No pets are allowed.

For more information community members may contact CWO Veronica Bandrowsky at (609) 898-6969.

Below is the schedule for the 2008 parades:

1. May 25, 2008 at 7:44 p.m.

2. July 6, 2008 at 7:58 p.m.

3. Aug. 3, 2008 at 7:58 p.m.

4. Sept. 7, 2008 at 7 p.m.

Community members may also visit the Coast Guard Training Center’s Web site at www.uscg.mil/hq/capemay, click on the visitor information tab for the schedule.

If inclement weather is predicted, the command will cancel the parade for that day.

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