http://www.uscgcpoa-dc.org/faa/index.htm. “Our Heroes Will Not Be Forgotten…”. By the end of this presentation, you will know about…. USCG FAA history. Capital initiatives. National growth. How you can help. A Seed Is Planted…. Three first class
Three first class
petty officers visit Arlington National Cemetery, spring 1996…the idea for USCG FAA
Honoring and Respecting “Their” Devotion to Duty…our Heroes Will Not Be Forgotten.
Growth of USCG
Flags Across America…
Eight Coasties place 100 USCG flags on graves at Arlington….
The number triples to 22; placing 200 flags
…and triples again to 72! 400 USCG flags placed!
…a record-setting 177 attend! 800 USCG flags placed!
… nearly 150attend! 500 USCG flags placed!
Nov. 10, 2001
Vietnam Wall, to place seven flags for our fallen Coastie heroes.
Nov. 9, 2002
USS Serpens Monument
“We cannot undo the past…but we can ensure…that these men shall be respected and honored forever.
-- VADM Merlin O’Neill
Nov. 16, 1950
quickly and now has
84 reps in 33 states!
A Booth is Born! Aug. 1, 2003, Grand Haven, Mich.
Aug. 2, 2003, Grand Haven, Mich.
Feb. 16, 2004, Alexandria, Va.
Now have 84 volunteers in 33 states and the
District of Columbia,
plus USCG flags now on graves in England and
Devotion to Duty!”
Flags Across America
Rep in Your Local Area!
“All went well today. It was a beautiful sunny day..in the 50s. Shed some tears, walked a bit, thought a whole bunch as to why I was there…it was an important reason to be there. Rows and rows of white grave markers, and every now and then, there was this lone CG flag. It was making a statement, here lies a CG veteran – a hero, not forgotten, not today, not this year, not ever again!”
-- BM2 Steven Kurkowski, USCGR
Nov. 10, 2001