Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell to participate in Christmas Ship Parade

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard Cutter Bluebell, homeported in Portland, Ore., is scheduled to participate in Portland’s 55th annual Christmas Ship Parade on the Willamette River Thursday.

The families of Bluebell crewmembers have been invited to participate as well as Blue Star Moms from the Portland area. This is the first year Bluebell will participate in the Ships' parade.

Blue Star Moms is an organization that brings together mothers of U.S. Armed Forces service members currently serving and veterans.

Bluebell is one of only two 100-foot inland buoy tenders currently in service in the Coast Guard and services aids to navigation in an area of responsibility covering 500 miles.

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