Peter Palmieri-CWO McDonnell-LCDR Dutcher-Karen Miller-Manny Sosa-CAPT Lorenzen CLEARWATER,Fla. – Mayor of Clearwater, George Cretekos, proclaimed August Coast Guard appreciation month during a ceremony at Clearwater City Hall, Thursday.

Capt. Richard Lorenzen, commanding officer of Air Station Clearwater, Lt. Cmdr. Mia Dutcher, chief of response at Sector St. Petersburg, Chief Warrant Officer Steven McDonnell, commanding officer of Station Sand Key, Karen Miller, Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 11 commander, Peter Palmieri, commander Division 11 Flotilla 1, and Manual Sosa, Vice Commander Division 11 Flotilla 1, were present for the proclamation.

“The City of Clearwater, Florida’s only Coast Guard City, recognizes and appreciates the dedication of the men and women of the Unite States Coast Guard.” said Cretekos. “especially during this month of the 223rd anniversary of the Coast Guard, Clearwater and its residents want to extend special thanks to Coast Guard personnel and their families for their service.”

Clearwater became a Coast Guard City Jan. 27, 2012. Please click here to read more.

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