Bay City News—A memorial honoring the U.S. Coast Guard's volunteer civilian Auxiliary was dedicated Saturday on Coast Guard Island in a ceremony that drew around 300 people.
The memorial, a triangular granite slab laid in concrete, has the names of 308 men and women who served in the Coast Guard Auxiliary's District 11, Northern Region, and died between 1976 and 2010, Coast Guard officials said.
The memorial is the result of more than 2000 hours of work over an eight-year period by 57 auxiliarists, active duty Coast Guard members and civilians.
"We are pleased that we finally succeeded in completing this project and are able to honor those who have done so much for the Coast Guard," said Roger Hayes, vice commander of the auxiliary's Past Commander's Association and project manager.
The Coast Guard Auxiliary, a uniformed volunteer civilian organization, has 38,000 volunteers nationwide who support Coast Guard missions. District 11 includes Northern California, Utah and Nevada.
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