United States Coast Guard

August 31st, 2012

8-31-12My travels in The Kindness Bus, took me to New London, CT which is the home to the US Coast Guard Academy. The Coast Guard’s important work often goes unnoticed or is understated.
Earlier this week, after my Kindness Bicycle ride, I was on the ferry, on my way from Staten Island to Manhattan. I took today’s photo and was reminded how important their work is to all of us.
While the United States Coast Guard is notable as the oldest life saving service in the world, roles include more than just Maritime Safety and Security. The Coast Guard is also called upon for critical service in protection of natural resources, maritime mobility and national defense. I have stopped on occasion on the west coast, north coast and east coast during The Kindness Bicycle Ride for Heroes to visit these unsung Coast Guard Heroes.

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