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Coast Guard Foundation holds annual tribute today

The Coast Guard Foundation will hold its 13th annual Tribute to the Coast Guard in Our Nation’s Capital today.

The Coast Guard Foundation will hold its 13th annual Tribute to the Coast Guard in Our Nation’s Capital today at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly and Coast Guard commandant Adm. Paul F. Zukunft will deliver keynote remarks.

The dinner chairmen are Coast Guard Foundation board members Adm. Thad Allen, USCG (retired), and Corrine Kosar.

Kelly is the fifth and current Secretary of Homeland Security. He is a retired Marine Corps general and the former commander of the U.S. Southern Command. Zukunft is the 25th commandant of the Coast Guard.

The event will be hosted by John Roberts, chief White House correspondent for the Fox News Channel, and Kyra Phillips, CNN anchor and correspondent for investigative and documentary news.



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