Tag: Memorial Day

From the Commandant: Those deserving of our highest honor

Multiple times a year, I visit Arlington National Cemetery Multiple. Every time I walk those hallowed, 624 acres, I am struck by the incredible sacrifices of those many brave souls. And, as I look out at Arlington’s sea of white gravestones, I am hit with the realization that this is not every loss–it is only a small number of those who have served our Nation, many who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Claflin recognized at the Congressional Women’s Caucus wreath laying ceremony

Machinery Technician Chief Tina M. Claflin was recognized at the Congressional Women’s Caucus 17th Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Machinery Technician Chief Tina M. Claflin was recognized at the Congressional Women’s Caucus 17th Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery May 20, at 9 a.m. Claflin, along with women from the each

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Honoring fallen Coast Guard heroes

As we observe the manners of our profession this Memorial Day, we remember and honor our nation’s Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who died while in military service. We must never forget that freedom is not free, but is only made possible by the thousands of patriots who stood the watch and selflessly made the ultimate sacrifice to serve our nation. We owe them an eternal debt of gratitude.

Memorial Day: Coast Guard stands tall to serve the US

The following article is being reprinted with permission from The Hill. The sun rises over Arlington National Cemetery Nov. 5, 2011. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. Written by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp. As one of the five Armed Services, the Coast Guard has proudly stood the watch for

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A Memorial Day flight

Cmdr. Kevin Bruen

Cmdr. Kevin Bruen (far right), a Judge Advocate General for the Eleventh Coast Guard District, poses with veterans from other armed services in front of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber aircraft like the one his father served aboard during World War II. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Henry G. Dunphy. Written

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Honor the fallen this Memorial Day

Honor Guard salute

  Seaman Brandon Kuechenberg, of Sector Field Office Galveston, stands at the foot of the Galveston, Texas, pier. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. For many across the nation, Memorial Day weekend serves as an unofficial kick off for the summer and is a time to fire up the grill

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