It was August 1944, and my 10th birthday was drawing near. It was World War II, and many things like certain foods, rubber and iron were very scarce — the things that we thought we couldn’t do without but did.
Exciting things are happening in our community! There is a movement afoot that is gaining incredible momentum – a movement to create an environment in which people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds find our community to be a warm and welcoming place to visit, to work and to live.
As we approach the annual Coast Guard Festival, it is a good time to look back and remember where the Coast Guard came from, how we came to have a Coast Guard Festival, and the idea behind “Coast Guard City USA.”
This summer, much to my chagrin, I’ve landed back at my parents’ doorstep, living in the unfinished basement of their new house until I find a new place to move out to before the start of the fall college semester.