A Veterans Day rescue and remembrance

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy honors Academy graduates who are considered service heroes. This year, the Academy inducted Lt. Mark Feldman into the Wall of Gallantry for saving the lives of two plane crash survivors near Detroit on Veterans Day in 1986.


Richard Dixon

Bells of peace

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of hostilities during World War I.  On the 11th hour of the 11th day of November 1918, the guns that caused such destruction fell silent, ending what to that time was the most bloody conflict humanity had ever fought.


Veterans Serve Each Other

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 […]


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.

A Duty to People, A Duty to Veterans

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.


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft visits Commodore Bertholf's final resting place on Nov. 11, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Our Nation’s veterans

As we pay homage to those veterans have gone before us, we must also honor those veterans who have returned from duty and are ready to serve our Nation in new ways. They are leaders in our schools, our businesses and our communities.


Veterans Day: Self-proclaimed “Coast Guard brat” reflects on servicemembers of yesterday and today

I know my children grew up safe because of the sacrifices made by servicemembers. We lead these bright shiny lives of freedom, and sometimes we need to take a moment and thank those who make it possible.


Flags Across America

Honoring our veterans

Coast Guard men and women, their families, friends and former members placed the flags Saturday, during the Flags Across America event, an annual observance where volunteers come out to honor the fallen ahead of Veterans Day.


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.

Veterans Day: Paying service forward

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.


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.

Veterans Day reflections

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.


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