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1st District Public Affairs

U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

Date: July 09, 2012

D1-PADET NYC - PA2 Jetta Disco

Contact: Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta Disco

Office: (212) 668-7114

Mobile: (917) 703-0983

Coast Guard commemorates Bicentennial of the War of 1812 in Connecticut

NEW YORK - Coast Guard Seamen Ryan Gordon, from left, Elliott Gray, Jon Waldrop and Azaret Rivera present colors during the opening ceremony for the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812 in Madison, Conn., July 8, 2012. The Coast Guard Honor Guard wore period uniforms to mark the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta H. Disco.

NEW YORK - Coast Guard Seamen Ryan Gordon, from left, Elliott Gray, Jon Waldrop and Azaret Rivera present colors during the opening ceremony for the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812 in Madison, Conn., July 8, 2012. The Coast Guard Honor Guard wore period uniforms to mark the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta H. Disco.

NEW YORK - Capt. Steven Pope, War of 1812 Commemorative Plans and Liaison Officer, speaks to an audience at the Madison Town Green, Madison, Conn., July 8, 2012. Pope spoke about Capt. Frederick Lee's, Commanding Officer of the Revenue Cutter Eagle accomplishments throughout the war of 1812 to defend against the British. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Jetta H. Disco.

NEW YORK - Capt. Steven Pope, War of 1812 Commemorative Plans and Liaison Officer, speaks to an audience at the Madison Town Green, Madison, Conn., July 8, 2012. Pope spoke about Capt. Frederick Lee's, Commanding Officer of the Revenue Cutter Eagle accomplishments throughout the war of 1812 to defend against the British. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Jetta H. Disco.

NEW YORK - Virginia Apyar, President, U.S. Daughters of the War of 1812, reads the inscription on a plaque, which was dedicated to Capt. Frederick Lee, Commanding Officer of the Revenue Cutter Eagle, in Madison, Conn., July 8, 2012. Lee, who founded the town, was deemed a hero for his efforts to protect Connecticut from the British during the War of 1812. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta H. Disco.

NEW YORK - Virginia Apyar, President, U.S. Daughters of the War of 1812, reads the inscription on a plaque, which was dedicated to Capt. Frederick Lee, Commanding Officer of the Revenue Cutter Eagle, in Madison, Conn., July 8, 2012. Lee, who founded the town, was deemed a hero for his efforts to protect Connecticut from the British during the War of 1812. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta H. Disco.

NEW YORK - Members of the Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard's Silent Drill Team performs their routine around Rear Adm. Daniel Abel, Commander of the First Coast Guard District, July 8, 2012. The Coast Guard's Silent Drill Team performance was part of the commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta H. Disco.

NEW YORK - Members of the Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard's Silent Drill Team performs their routine around Rear Adm. Daniel Abel, Commander of the First Coast Guard District, July 8, 2012. The Coast Guard's Silent Drill Team performance was part of the commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta H. Disco.

NEW YORK - Master Chief Petty Officer Jeffery Ryan, with the Coast Guard Historical Ships Company, dressed in an authentic U.S. Revenue Cutter Service uniform, rings the bell atop Lee's Academy in Madison, Conn., July 8, 2012. The uniform worn by members of the Historical Ships Company was designed to replicate that worn by Capt. Frederick Lee, of the Revenue Cutter Service. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta H. Disco.

NEW YORK - Master Chief Petty Officer Jeffery Ryan, with the Coast Guard Historical Ships Company, dressed in an authentic U.S. Revenue Cutter Service uniform, rings the bell atop Lee's Academy in Madison, Conn., July 8, 2012. The uniform worn by members of the Historical Ships Company was designed to replicate that worn by Capt. Frederick Lee, of the Revenue Cutter Service. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta H. Disco.

NEW YORK - Coast Guard members participated in the Madison Historical Society’s 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 commemoration in Madison, Conn., Sunday.

Personnel from the Coast Guard Honor Guard Period Color Guard, dressed in uniforms that were designed to replicate those worn by Capt. Frederick Lee, Commanding Officer of the Revenue Cutter Eagle, opened the ceremony by rendering honors during the National Anthem.

Rear Adm. Daniel B. Abel, Commander First Coast Guard District, addressed the crowd gathered at Madison Town Green and introduced Capt. Eric Jones, commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle. Jones talked about his experiences as the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle. 

Capt. Steven Pope, War of 1812 Commemorative Plans and Liaison Officer, told the history of Madison’s founder, Capt. Frederick Lee, commanding officer of the Revenue Cutter Eagle.

Following the discussions, the Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard’s Silent Drill Team performed their precision drill. 

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