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Coast Guard Foundation to host tribute to the U.S. Coast Guard in our Nation's Capital

by Coast Guard Foundation 11 May 15:35 PDT June 7, 2022
Coast Guard Foundation Director Jim O'Hare (center) attends the 2019 Salute to the United States Coast Guard in our Nation's Capital event with John Distelhorst (left) and Foundation Director Margaret Winters (right). © Coast Guard Foundation

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced that its annual Tribute to the U.S. Coast Guard in Our Nation's Capital will take place on June 7 at the historic National Building Museum in Washington.

The event celebrates the Coast Guard and its work to ensure America's safety, security and economic prosperity. It also raises funds for Coast Guard Foundation programs that support service members and their families when and where they are most in need.

"We look forward to coming together with policymakers, industry leaders and government officials to highlight the heroism of the U.S. Coast Guard and its members stationed around the world," said Susan Ludwig, president of the Coast Guard Foundation.

National television journalists Kyra Phillips and John Roberts are the event emcees.

Air Station Atlantic City will be recognized for its lifesaving mission work along the coast of New Jersey as well as the unique national security role it plays. The unit is tasked with protecting the air space around the National Capital Region and National Special Security Events such as the Super Bowl, the UN General Assembly, and the State of the Union Address.

The event will also include the presentation of the Coast Guard Foundation's prestigious Guardian Award to board member and philanthropist James A. "Jim" O'Hare. O'Hare was one of four board members who started the D.C. event 18 years ago. Since then, it has raised more than $14 million for Foundation programs that assist Coast Guard members and families.

O'Hare volunteers his time to share the Coast Guard and the Foundation's missions with boaters from Maine to Florida and beyond, enhancing the readiness and morale of Coast Guard members, bringing new partners to the Foundation's mission and recruiting board members to guide the organization. He is a member of the Annapolis Yacht Club, the New York Yacht Club and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.

To learn more about the Coast Guard Foundation, or to help support its work, please visit www.coastguardfoundation.org or call (860) 535-0786.

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