Coast Guard releases 2012 Sunset Parade Schedule

Coast Guard Training Center Cape May News

CAPE MAY, N.J. – The Coast Guard is scheduled to host three Sunset Parades this summer in which Training Center Cape May will be open for the community to witness these inspiring military ceremonies.

Sunset Parades are impressive military displays consisting of marching troops, the Recruit Silent Drill Team, the Recruit Band, cannon fire and a low-level helicopter flyover. All of these activities are free and open to the public.

The gates of Training Center Cape May will be open 30 minutes prior to each Sunset Parade, and visitors are encouraged to use this time for security screening, parking and seating. Sunset Parades are exciting and fun for the entire family; however, children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the ceremony.

Each ceremony begins with a full Regimental Review of the Coast Guard recruits in basic training aboard Training Center Cape May followed by performances by the Recruit Silent Drill Team and Band. The ceremony concludes with the lowering of the National Ensign and a flyover by a helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J.

The 2012 Sunset Parade schedule is as follows:

  • July 8, 2012, at 8:03 p.m.
  • August 5, 2012, at 7:37 p.m.
  • Sept. 2, 2012, at 7:05 p.m.

In the event of inclement weather, visitors may call Training Center Cape May’s base information line at (609) 898-6700 for cancellation information.

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