Coast Guard Auxiliary invites public to help celebrate 75th anniversary in Astoria, Oregon

ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard Auxiliary invites the public to help celebrate the organization’s 75th anniversary in an event at the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, Oregon, on Monday, June 23rd, at 10:00 a.m.

Come meet the men and women who volunteer their time with the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Flotillas 62 and 64 will have visual displays and members on hand to talk about their organization and how they support Coast Guard missions.

“I love being part of something bigger than myself”, says Roberta Siefert, Auxiliary Public Affairs officer and thirty year member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. “Our mission is to save lives through the vessel safety inspections and education. If you currently own a boat or are thinking about getting one, we would love to help you stay safe out on the water.”

The Coast Guard Auxiliary was founded in 1939 by an act of Congress as the Coast Guard Reserve and then re-designated the Auxiliary in 1941. More than 31,000 Auxiliary members nationwide contribute millions of hours annually in support of Coast Guard missions.

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