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Coast Guard Festival 2013

See photos from the 90th annual Coast Guard Festival!

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    US Coast Guard Sector Field Office Grand Haven Commanding Officer, Lt. Commander Kevin McDonald, served the honors of cutting the ribbon at a small ceremony held at St Patrick’s Catholic Church on July 26 for the festival quilting bee. Photo courtesy US Coast Guard.
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    Lt. Cmdr. McDonald salutes the flag during the National Anthem at the Coast Guard Run on July 27. Photo courtesy US Coast Guard.
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    Chief Petty Officer Joyce, Petty Officer 1st Class Prince, Petty Officer 3rd Class Blue, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Ibarra are seen marching in the parade on July 27. Photo courtesy US Coast Guard.
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    Coast Guard officers determine the awards for the Cruise-In Car Show. Petty Officer First Class McElhone writes down her choice for Coast Guard Senior Enlisted Trophy on July 28. Photo courtesy US Coast Guard.
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    Ferrysburg Mayor Dan Ruiter, the Commanding officer of Sector Field Office Grand Haven, and Festival Board members commence the annual Coast Guard Festival Family Picnic in Ferrysburg on July 28. Photo courtesy US Coast Guard.
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    On July 29, the Mayor of Grand Haven and Coast Guard Sector Field Office Grand Haven officials gathered to thank and honor Coast Guard members From SFO Grand Haven and Station Grand Haven for being part of Coast Guard City, USA. The city recognized them with a certificate of Honorary Citizenship and a gift from the city. Photo courtesy US Coast Guard.
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    Coast Guard ships seen in the channel. Photo courtesy US Coast Guard.
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    Seen from left to right are the Canadian Coast Guard Cutter Samuel Risley and the United States Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw during the parade of ships on July 29. The ships will be available for viewing at Escanaba Park throughout the week and available for tours at scheduled times during the festival. Photo courtesy US Coast Guard.
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    Teams from around the Great Lakes assemble to enjoy 18 holes of golf, refreshments, lunch, and prizes at The Grand Haven Golf Club. Cmdr. Brady, the Grand Haven Golf Club canager, and a festival board member kick off the golf tournament on July 30 by thanking everyone for coming out and wishing everyone a great game of golf. Photo courtesy US Coast Guard.
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    Damage control man 2nd class Croteau, electricians mate first class Dickriede, and damage control man 3rd class French are seen here demonstrating kids how to patch up holes inside of a vessel during Kids Day on July 30. Photo courtesy US Coast Guard.
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    Coast Guard retirees gathered for dinner on July 31, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles #925. Photo courtesy US Coast Guard.
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    Spring Lake hosted the Tri-Cities Dinner August 1. It celebrated the partnership between the US Coast Guard and the Canadian Coast Guard, as well as individual accomplishments. Seen here, Admiral Robert J. Papp presents the Herst Award to SFO Grand Havens Yoeman First Class McElhone. Photo courtesy US Coast Guard.
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    Grand Haven Mayor Mary McCaleb talks with Commander of the 9th District Great Lakes Rear Admiral Fred M. Midgette at the Tri-Cities Dinner. Photo courtesy US Coast Guard.
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    Each year the Coast Guard Festival recognizes a point of Coast Guard history and a more local or regional point to add to the streets of Coast Guard City, USA, in the "Walk of Coast Guard History." This year, two more points were added to recognize the efforts of the Coast Guard’s forerunner, The Revenue Cutter Service, during the War of 1812, and the acknowledgement of the Coast Guard's Training Camp during World War II in Grand Haven. The Points of History are chosen by the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival and submitted for approval to the City of Grand Haven. Once approved, the plaques are prepared in brass, and a 15" Coast Guard seal is added over the engraved point. This year's ceremony was held at the Grand Haven City Hall. Seen here on August 2, Executive Director of the Coast Guard Festival Committee Mike Smith discusses the history behind what it means for Grand Haven to be The Coast Guard City, USA. Amongst the honored dignitaries are Admiral Robert Papp, Commandant, and Rear Admiral Fred M. Midgette, Commander, Ninth Coast Guard District. Photo courtesy US Coast Guard.