1st District Northeast Public Affairs
August 01, 2012
U.S. Coast Guard
Contact: 1st Coast Guard District
Office: (617) 223-8515
City of Newburyport designated “A Coast Guard City”
BOSTON — Coast Guard 1st District commander, Rear Adm. Daniel B. Abel and Newburyport mayor Donna D. Holaday will present the Commandant’s Proclamation declaring Newburyport, Mass., “A Coast Guard City” in a ceremony co-hosted by the city of Newburyport and the Coast Guard, Saturday, Aug. 4 at 10:00 a.m., behind the Custom House Maritime Museum.
As part of the 222nd anniversary of the Coast Guard, Newburyport was chosen as the 14th Coast Guard City in recognition of the extensive considerations the city has made to the Coast Guard and their families.
The ceremony will concluded with a flyover of a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod. The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter will land at Coast Guard Station Merrimack River where both the station and helicopter will be open for tours.
The anniversary weekend will include the Annual Yankee Homecoming Parade Sunday, Aug. 5. The United States Coast Guard Band will play in the parade as well as the USO Liberty Bells, a traveling song and dance troupe.
The Coast Guard City program began in 1998 endorsed by both Congress and the Coast Guard to recognize the support that Coast Guard personnel receive from a city.
To see a full listing of Coast Guard Cities: http://www.uscg.mil/community/Coast_Guard_Cities.asp
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