Coast Guard Foundation Celebrates New York City As Newest ‘Coast Guard City’
To celebrate New York City's official designation as a ‘Coast Guard City’ on May 10, 2018, the Coast Guard Foundation provided $10,000 to support Coast Guard Sector New York’s Family Activity Center.
“The Coast Guard's mission requires understanding between the Coast Guard and the local community,” said Susan Ludwig, president, Coast Guard Foundation. “Numerous cities have made special efforts to acknowledge the professional work of the Coast Guard men and women assigned to their area. Making these individuals and their families feel at home is an invaluable contribution to morale and service excellence. We are excited to provide this grant to Sector New York to support its Family Activity Center.”
In a ceremony earlier today, the United States Coast Guard commandant, Admiral Paul Zukunft officially recognized New York City as the nation’s largest official Coast Guard City. The City was represented by Mayor Bill de Blasio, and Staten Island Borough President James Oddo, among other dignitaries.
This honor, bestowed by the Commandant of the Coast Guard with approval from Congress makes New York City the 25th U.S. city to be designated as a Coast Guard City. "Today’s designation deepens our historic partnership with the City of New York and is a testament to the critical role the Coast Guard plays in helping to keep the city safe, secure, and resilient,” said Zukunft.