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Coast Guard World War Memorial Restored and Rededicated

May 21, 2013

The Coast Guard World War Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery was dedicated May 23, 1928, as a tribute to the Coast Guardsmen who lost their lives in World War I. During the past year, the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Chief Petty Officer Association led a collaborative effort of 37 chapters nationwide in raising nearly $144,000 to restore the monument. In addition to a full restoration, the CPOA will be able to establish a trust in association with the Coast Guard Foundation to ensure the memorial's future professional maintenance.

What: The Rededication of the Coast Guard World War Memorial on its 85th anniversary
When: Thursday, May 23, 2013, at noon
Who: Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Bob Papp and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Michael Leavitt
Where: Coast Guard World War Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

Enter Arlington national Cemetery through the South Gate. Parking is available onsite. Metrorail station: Arlington Cemetery (Blue Line). The memorial is a 1.3 mile walk from the Metrorail station.


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