Training Center Cape May Members Participate in Patriots Day Events in South Jersey

A Coast Guard Recruit Color Guard from Training Center Cape May, N.J., marches in front of hundreds of visitors here during a Sunset Parade in honor of Coast Guardsmen across the Nation Aug. 4, 2013. Training Center Cape May is the service's only enlisted basic training facility, which creates more than 80 percent of the Coast Guard's workforce. (Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Donnie Brzuska)CAPE MAY, N.J. — Members of U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May are scheduled to participate in multiple ceremonies throughout Cape May County, Sunday, in remembrance of the Sept., 2001 terrorist attacks.

Coast Guardsmen from Training Center Cape May are scheduled to support numerous ceremonies by providing color guards, buglers, firing parties and keynote speakers at the events. Each of these ceremonial services will serve as a key element to the many local remembrance ceremonies being held in the area.

“The Coast Guard recruits of today were mostly young children at the time of those attacks,” said Captain Owen Gibbons, commanding officer of Training Center Cape May. “It fills me with pride to see the finest examples of our nation’s strength and endurance comes to the training center, ready to serve their nation, and to uphold the promise that we, the American people, would never forget the events of September eleventh.”

Members of the training center’s command and ceremonial detail will begin with a wreath laying event at the Munro statue onboard the training center, here, at 8 a.m. Following that, members of the command along with a firing party, color guard and bugler will participate in the Cape May County Board of Freeholders 9/11 Memorial Ceremony in Cape May Court House for the ceremony scheduled for 1 p.m. Lastly, members of the training center command and ceremonial will participate in City of Cape May’s Patriot Day Ceremony at the Cove located at the intersection of Second Street and Beach Avenue at 6 p.m.

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