From the Bridge Wing 11-6-2013

From the Bridge Wing 11-6-2013
Today in Coast Guard History 1882 – At half past 4 in the afternoon the lookout at Station No. 8, Tenth District (Forty Mile Point, Hammond’s Bay Lake Huron) discovered a small boat north of the station about six miles distant, drifting out into the lake apparently unmanageable. Two of the life-saving crew put off in a sailboat. The boat was reached at about dusk, some miles out from the land,...

Coast Guard and DHS honors veterans

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard honored veterans of the service during a wreath-laying ceremony Friday held at the Coast Guard World War I Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, Jane Holl Lute, joined Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Michael Leavitt in the Veterans Day, wreath-laying ceremony....

Coast Guard Recruits visit Arlington National Cemetery

CAPE MAY, N.J. – Recruits from Coast Guard Training Center Cape May visited Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Saturday as part of Flags Across America. Recruit Companies S-185 and T-185 used their one off-base liberty day to honor the men and women who went before them by placing National Ensigns and Coast Guard Flags at the grave sites of Coast Guardsmen buried at Arlington. The men and women of...

Commandant and Secretary Napolitano honor Coast Guard veterans

They gathered today in a cold rain at Arlington Cemetery to remember our fallen Guardians.   They met, as they do every year, on Coast Guard Hill, where many of the heroes and leaders of the Coast Guard have been laid to rest.