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CAPE MAY, N.J. -- Coast Guard recruits and personnel from Training Center Cape May hold a Veterans Day ceremony in front of the Douglas Munro statue, along with members of multiple local Veterans groups, Nov. 11, 2018. Official U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Richard Brahm.

CAPE MAY – U.S. Coast Guardsmen will participate in numerous Veterans Day events to help commemorate the service of America’s military members, Sunday, Nov. 11.

The Coast Guard Training Center Cape May’s ceremonial staff will provide buglers, a color guard and firing parties at a number of community events in honor of Veterans Day. Senior officials from the training center are also expected to be present.

“This Veterans Day, we would like to recognize the recruits and how they have chosen to serve their country by joining an honorable service with more than 228 years of history and tradition,” said Capt. Owen Gibbons, commanding officer of Training Center Cape May. “After completing this grueling 8-weeks of training, they will head out to the front lines to fill in the boots of the veterans that came before them and become veterans themselves. Their selfless service and devotion to duty is what truly makes this nation great.”

Sunday morning, service members at Training Center Cape May will begin Veterans Day with a ceremony at the Signalman 1st Class Douglas Munro Memorial here at the training center. Active duty and prior service members, including members of local veterans’ organizations, will attend the ceremony.

Additionally, Coast Guardsmen will join the City of Cape May and members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars for a Veterans Day observance at the Columbia Avenue War Memorial in Cape May from 11 to 11:45 a.m. A color guard, bugler and firing party will be at this event. As well as events at the FAA Technical Center, the Villas Veteran’s Day Ceremony and the Middle Township Middle School Veteran’s Day ceremony.

Lastly, training center staff will also attend the Veterans Day Ceremony at the Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum in Lower Township from 2 to 3 p.m. A bugler, color guard and firing party from the training center will be present for this event.

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