"Service to the Fleet"
The Baltimore Area Coast Guard Commands held their
annual Memorial Day Service on Friday, 25 May 2012 at the Coast Guard Yard
Veterans Monument. United States
Senator Benjamin Cardin of Maryland provided keynote remarks to an audience of 300 military
members and civilian employees.
Several guests from local Anne Arundel County communities were
The ceremony included presentation of colors by the
Baltimore Area Coast Guard (BACG) Color
Guard, a traditional wreath laying by BACG organizations,
a 3-volley salute by the Yard Rifle Squad, taps played by Coast
Guard Auxiliarist Paul Deafenbaugh, and distribution of "buddy
poppies." (Official USCG