City of Clearwater proclaims August Coast Guard month

Southeastern Coast Guard News
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Mayor of Clearwater, George Cretekos, proclaimed August Coast Guard appreciation month during a ceremony at Clearwater City Hall, Thursday.

Capt. Richard Lorenzen, commanding officer of Air Station Clearwater, Lt. Cmdr. Mia Dutcher, chief of response at Sector St. Petersburg, Chief Warrant Officer Steven McDonnell, commanding officer of Station Sand Key, Karen Miller, Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 11 commander, Peter Palmieri, commander Division 11 Flotilla 1, and Manual Sosa, Vice Commander Divison 11 Flotilla 1, were present for the proclamation.

“The City of Clearwater, Florida’s only Coast Guard City, recognizes and appreciates the dedication of the men and women of the United States Coast Guard.” said Cretekos. “Especially during this month of the 223rd anniversary of the Coast Guard, Clearwater and its residents want to extend special thanks to Coast Guard personnel and their families for their service.”

Clearwater became a Coast Guard City Jan. 27, 2012. Please click here to read more.

Members of the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary receive a proclamation from Clearwater, Fla., Mayor George Cretekos dedicating August 2013 Coast Guard month Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at Clearwater City Hall. The City of Clearwater became a Coast Guard City Jan. 27, 2012, and is the only city in Florida that holds the title. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Crystalynn A. Kneen)

Members of the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary receive a proclamation from Clearwater, Fla., Mayor George Cretekos dedicating August 2013 Coast Guard month Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at Clearwater City Hall. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Crystalynn A. Kneen)

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