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The Coast Guard Enlisted Memorial is planned for the grounds of Training Center Cape May, NJ, the current birthplace of the U.S. Coast Guard’s enlisted corps. The site will be centered on three granite walls which identify by name the over 1,500 Coast Guard men and women who perished in the performance of Coast Guard missions. The names begin in 1915, the year the Revenue Cutter Service and U.S. Life Saving Service were merged and Congress formalized the existence of the U.S. Coast Guard. Granite benches are provided for reflection and will face these walls. Also central to the site is a pyramid shaped monument with a bronze eternal flame. Each side of this monument will be engraved with the emblems of those services that were precursors to the modern Coast Guard. A brass ship’s bell held in a granite structure will be located at the front of the site for use during ceremonies. Sponsor plaques listing those who provided substantial donations and support will be positioned along the perimeter of the site. The entire memorial will be illuminated by in-ground lighting.


Renderings courtesy of American Bronze & Stone

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Design updat Jun 2013

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