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Coast Guard Honor Guard represents U.S. during Barbados 50th Independence Anniversary

The U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard performed for 20,000 people, including Britain’s Prince Harry, Barbados’ Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and Barbadian pop star Rihanna, during the 50th Anniversary of Emancipation celebrations at the Kensington Oval cricket ground in Bridgetown, Barbados. The celebration marked 50 years of the island’s independence from England in 1966.

Coast Guard Family Month: The Honor Guard’s creed; a commitment to servicemembers and their families

The Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard has a unique duty to represent the Commandant, the Military District of Washington and the United States Coast Guard through ceremonial operations held before world leaders and dignitaries. But they also have the distinct honor to help ensure that families have a special moment to remember their loved ones’ service to their country. This includes providing military honors for funerals at Arlington National Cemetery. Continue to the post to read one Honor Guardsman’s thoughts on what it means to be part of such an humbling event.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: SPAR and Auxiliarist Dorothy Kurtz

The Coast Guard remembers and honors the memory and legacy of one of our trailblazers – Coast Guard SPAR and Auxiliarist Dorothy Kurtz. After serving her country during WWII, Kurtz decided to continue her service to her nation as a volunteer in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. She passed away Sept. 12, 2016, at the age of 93. Fair winds and following seas, shipmate.

Shipmate of the Week – AUX Paul Deafenbaugh

Arlington

It’s just 24 notes; not a full composition or even a song. It’s merely a bugle call. But this bugle call does more than move mountains; it moves souls.

This 24-note bugle call, known as taps, is part of military funeral honors for those who have faithfully defended our country in war and peace. In this ceremonial paying of respects, perhaps no one else in the Coast Guard best understands taps’ power than Auxliarist Paul Deafenbaugh, the bugler for the U. S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard.