Thursday, May 31, 2007

Support Coasties deployed to Southwest Asia

Originally uploaded by Tidewater Muse.
Here's a chance for everyone living in Hampton Roads to support Coast Guard personnel deployed to Southwest Asia: Sign a scroll.

At the Portsmouth Federal Building, there's a 448 ft. scroll in support of members of the Coast Guard. Created by George & Shirley Jackson of American Corner, Maryland (they have no affiliation with the U.S. Armed Forces; they're just two people that are very proud of our military members). To show their appreciation of the American military, they created a scroll for each branch of the Armed Forces and have displayed them in public places so people from the community could show their appreciation by signing or drawing pictures on them. Once complete, they are delivering them to the troops in the Middle East.

Later this summer, Master Chief James, the Atlantic Area Command Master Chief, and Vice Admiral Peterman, the Atlantic Area Commander, will be traveling to Bahrain and will present the Coast Guard's scroll to the crew of Patrol Forces Southwest Asia.

Beginning at noon on Friday, June 1, through Friday, June 8, the scroll will be on display in the lobby of the Portsmouth Federal Building for members of the community to come and write comments and best wishes.

Please come by and show your support for the deployed members of the Coast Guard.

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