Tag: Veterans Day

Veterans Serve Each Other

Coasties Helping Coasties Written by Coast Guard Commandant Adm.Paul Zukunft For more than 227 years, the men and women of the United States Coast Guard have served for a cause far greater than themselves. This year is no different. In late August the entire Coast Guard Family, our active duty, reserve, civilian, auxiliary and retired

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A Duty to People, A Duty to Veterans

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft engages with veterans at the United States Veterans Initiative facility in Washington, D.C. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

On the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month in 1918, the hostilities of World War I came to an end. What was once known as Armistice Day is now known as Veterans Day serving as a reminder of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who served across the world to protect our freedoms. On this day, we reflect upon the men and women whose service and sacrifice is the foundation for our American way of life – our freedoms, our values, our ideals.

Veterans Day: Paying service forward

Coast Guard VeteranTristan Heaton continues service with the Department of Veteran's Affairs, acting as the head of their summer Adaptive Sports programs. Photo courtesy of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Members who serve in any of the five armed services earn a highly coveted title that can never be taken from them: Veteran. Coast Guard Veteran Tristan Heaton has utilized the skills and training gained in his service to help other veterans as part of the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Adaptive Sports program.

Veterans Day reflections

Coast Guardsmen, from Coast Guard Sector New York, march in the Veterans Day Parade, also known as America's Parade, Nov. 11, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class LaNola Stone.

When it comes down to it, honoring Veterans is all about remembrance. People need to understand that the worst thing in the world is to feel as though you have been forgotten by the people and country for which you’ve served. Something as simple as stopping to talk to a veteran in the park would mean the world to them.

Commandant’s Veterans Day message

Veterans Day was established as Armistice Day in 1919 to commemorate the Allied victory and honor the heroism of service members killed during World War I. Veterans Day is now a time to remember all those who have answered the call of duty to protect and preserve the promise of this great Nation. For over 223 years, the men and women of the United States Coast Guard have answered the call.