Coast Guard Training Center Cape May to participate in multiple Veteran’s Day Events

Coast Guard Training Center Cape May News
CAPE MAY, N.J. – Coast Guardsmen will participate in numerous Veteran’s Day events to help commemorate the service of America’s military members, Tuesday.

The Coast Guard Training Center Cape May’s ceremonial staff will provide buglers, a color guard and firing parties at a number of community events in honor of Veteran’s Day. Senior officials from the training center are also expected to speak at a number of these events.

“Veteran’s Day is about honoring those who have decided to serve something greater than themselves,” said Capt. Todd Prestidge, the commanding officer of Coast Guard Training Center Cape May. “Their choice to serve and protect this great nation offers a renewed sense of faith in what America stands for and to what lengths the men and women of the armed services are willing to go to protect it.”

Servicemembers at Training Center Cape May will begin Veteran’s Day with a ceremony at the Signalman 1st Class Douglas Munro Memorial here. The ceremony will be attended by active duty and prior servicemembers, including members of local veterans’ organizations.

A bugler and a color guard from the training center ceremonial staff are scheduled to participate in the Maurice River Township School’s Veteran’s Day ceremony in Port Elizabeth, N.J.

Additionally, Coast Guardsmen will join the City of Cape May and members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars for a Veteran’s Day observance at the Columbia Ave. War Memorial in Cape May. A color guard, bugler and firing party will be at this event as well.

Training center staff will also attend the Veteran’s Day Ceremony at the Cape May County Veterans’ Cemetery in Cape May Court House, N.J., where Prestidge will be a keynote speaker. The ceremonial staff will provide a bugler, color guard and firing party for this event.

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