(STONINGTON, Conn.) — The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, will hold Texas Salutes the Coast Guard on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at the Marriott Marquis Houston on 1777 Walker St. The event, which includes a reception and dinner, will begin at 6 p.m.
The annual Texas Salutes the Coast Guard event has highlighted the Coast Guard and maritime industry in the city since 2016. During the event, Sector Houston Galveston will be recognized for mission excellence for two recent offshore rescues.
The foundation will also honor the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), which has been a leader in maritime safety for more than 160 years. Founded in 1862, ABS is a global leader in providing classification services for marine and offshore assets. Through its wide-ranging impact on the maritime transportation system, ABS plays an important role in the uninterrupted flow of commerce on American waterways. The award will be accepted by ABS Chairman, President and CEO Chris Wiernicki.
The Texas Salutes the Coast Guard dinner brings together industry leaders, government officials, and Coast Guard members from the region and beyond to celebrate the missions and heroism of Coast Guard personnel. The Coast Guard’s top national and regional leaders are scheduled to attend, including the commandant of the Coast Guard, Adm. Linda Fagan; Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Steve Poulin; and the commander of Coast Guard operations in the U.S. Gulf Coast and Heartland, Rear Adm. David Barata. Coast Guard personnel from the local area will also attend.
The foundation is grateful to the many corporations and individuals who are sponsoring the event. Special thanks to major sponsors ABS, Cheniere, Chevron and Kirby.
“Always an enjoyable event, we are excited to celebrate the annual Texas Salutes the Coast Guard,” said Susan Ludwig, president, Coast Guard Foundation. “We look forward to celebrating the professionalism and dedication of Coast Guard members in the region, as well as ABS and the vital work both do safeguarding mariners.”
To learn more about the Coast Guard Foundation, or to help support its work, visit www.coastguardfoundation.org or call (860) 535-0786.
– Coast Guard Foundation