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Did You Know that Elizabeth City is the 17th "Coast Guard City"?

Posted on 08/04/2018 by Visit Elizabeth City

Coast Guard Pano- (c) Liza Franco

Ever since the U.S. Coast Guard made Air Station Elizabeth City its base in 1940, residents have welcomed and supported their beloved "Guardians of the Coast" and the important work they do keeping our U.S. shorelines safe.  On May 29, 2015, the special relationship between the base and community became official when U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Paul Zukunft designated Elizabeth City a "Coast Guard City."  A city earns the acclaimed distinction by making special efforts to acknowledge the professional work of the U.S. Coast Guard men and women assigned to the area.  Throughout the years, Elizabeth City leaders and residents have championed their presence, from hosting an annual Coast Guard Week celebration to offering special discounts to personnel in local shops and businesses.  Elizabeth City was the 17th U.S. city designated with the honor, we are extremely proud of our Coast Guard community and all of the great work that they do.


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