Coast Guard celebrates Independence Day at Alameda parade and festival

Vice Adm. Linda Fagan, commander Coast Guard Pacific Area, speaks to guests at the 4th annual Coast Guard Festival in Alameda, California, July 4, 2019. Fagan assumed command of the Coast Guard Pacific Area June 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor Bacon/released)

Vice Adm. Linda Fagan, commander Coast Guard Pacific Area, speaks to guests at the 4th annual Coast Guard Festival in Alameda, California, July 4, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor Bacon/released)

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard participated in Alameda’s annual Fourth of July parade and Coast Guard Festival, Thursday, demonstrating the service’s heritage and role in the community.

Bay Area Coast Guard units traveled the three-mile parade route from downtown Alameda to West Alameda and continued to Alameda Point for the festival.

Recognized as a Coast Guard City in 2006, one of 26 in the nation, the third annual Coast Guard Festival celebrated and highlighted the long-standing partnership between the service and the city of Alameda.

The festival featured tours of Coast Guard Cutter Terrell Horne, helicopter and boat displays, musical performances, food trucks, a petting zoo, and a rescue swimmer demonstration by Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco.

“The Coast Guard is in business and calling Alameda home,” said Rear Adm. Linda Fagan, commander of Coast Guard Pacific Area. “Operating our units out of Alameda is something we enjoy everyday.

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