Coast Guard honors veterans at graduation ceremony

Coast Guard Training Center Cape May NewsCAPE MAY, N.J. – Coast Guard Training Center Cape May honored service members today at its Veteran’s Day Graduation Ceremony at the Performing Arts Center of Lower Township, N.J., Friday morning.

The graduation ceremony for Recruit Companies S-185 and T-185 served as a memorial to all those men and women who have served or are currently serving. Capt. Bill Kelly, commanding officer of Training Center Cape May, honored each veteran in attendance by asking them to stand and be recognized by the audience for their service and sacrifice.

The staff of Training Center Cape May felt there was no greater honor for veterans everywhere then to advance more than 90 recruits to serve in the Coast Guard or Coast Guard Reserve. These men and women will continue to carry on the legacy of countless service members before them.

Fittingly, all five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces were represented at today’s ceremony as well as a member of the British Special Air Service and a customs officer with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. These individuals presented graduation certificates to their families and friends.

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