Women veterans honored in Arcata

Coast Guard District 11 NewsMCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — Humboldt Bay-based Coast Guard members commemorated women veterans during an event Friday at Arcata Veterans Memorial Hall.

The “Honoring Women Veterans” program gathers all local women veterans and recognizes them for their selfless service to their country. This year’s event included women from all armed services, occupational specialties, and ages ranging from 30 to 94 years old. Many in attendance also participated in the WWII Honor Flight Program which departed from the Arcata airport last month.

Festivities included speeches from various community members, an emotional tribal drum performance in honor of women warriors, and a luncheon for all attendees. Local Coast Guardsmen helped out with coordinating the event and recognize all WWII veterans by pinning on handmade corsages.

The Coast Guard is grateful for all those who have selflessly served their country, and is honored to take part in ceremonies celebrating them. With Veterans Day fast approaching, the Coast Guard would like to say thank you:

“Semper Fidelis”

“This We’ll Defend”

“Honor, Courage, Commitment”

“Integrity First, Service Before Self, Excellence in All We Do”

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