Coast Guard to host its first Sunset Parade of 2012

Coast Guard Training Center Cape May NewsCAPE MAY, N.J. – The Coast Guard will host its first Sunset Parade of the year in which Training Center Cape May will be open to the community for an inspiring military ceremony Sunday at 8:03 p.m..

Sunset Parades are impressive military displays consisting of marching troops, the Recruit Silent Drill Team, the Recruit Band, cannon fire and a low-level helicopter flyover. Sunset Parades are free and open to the public.

The gates of Training Center Cape May will open at 7:30 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to use this time for security screening, parking and seating. Guests should plan on being seated by 8 p.m. Sunset Parades are exciting and fun for the entire family; however, children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the ceremony.

Each ceremony begins with a full Regimental Review of the Coast Guard recruits in basic training aboard Training Center Cape May followed by performances by the Recruit Silent Drill Team and Band. The ceremony concludes with the lowering of the National Ensign and a flyover by a helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J.

In the event of inclement weather, visitors may call Training Center Cape May’s base information line at (609) 898-6700 for cancellation information.

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