Booher honors Coast Guard Auxiliary Force at Capitol

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LANSING—Sen. Darwin Booher welcomed members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary Force to the Capitol on Thursday as he presented them with a resolution honoring their service to Michigan.

Senate Resolution 158 declares June 23, 2014 as Coast Guard Auxiliary Day in recognition of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s 75 years of dedicated service. 

“To have these great men and women visit the Capitol, not to mention present them with an honor they deserve, gives me great pride,” said Booher, R-Evart. “The Coast Guard Auxiliary members are selfless men and women who make sacrifices that all too often go unrecognized.”

The Coast Guard Auxiliary has served as the unpaid volunteer civilian component of the U.S. Coast Guard since its creation by Congress on June 23, 1939.

“Auxiliary members instruct thousands of Michigan recreational boaters, as well as public and private stakeholders who live, work and play around Michigan’s waterfront, on how to properly identify and report suspicious maritime activity for the benefit of the nation’s safety and security,” Booher said. “I am pleased to recognize their 75 years of service to our state.”

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