The National Coast Guard Museum Association, Inc. hopes to raise $1 million by Labor Day with support from a new group of special donors called the “BARQUE EAGLE Society.” Through minimum donations of $1,000, $5,000 or a three year commitment of $15,000, members of the new “BARQUE EAGLE Society” will receive a unique limited edition painting of the United States Coast Guard BARQUE EAGLE created on canvas by famed Coast Guard artist Tony Falcone of Prospect, CT.
The National Coast Guard Museum is a long overdue idea. The Coast Guard is the only branch of the armed services that does not have a national museum to celebrate its role in the life of our nation and to honor the men and women who serve. Since its inception in 1790, the Coast Guard has established a proud and illustrious history which deserves recognition from the public.
Spirit of Hope
James “Jimmy” Coleman, Jr, President of the Board of Directors of the National Coast Guard Museum Association, was presented with the 2012 Spirit of Hope award for his selfless dedication and unwavering leadership to establish a National Coast Guard Museum that will honor the commitment, accomplishments, and sacrifices of Coast Guard men and women. Coleman was among six recipients of the Spirt of Hope award one for each branch of the military and Secretary of Defense presented on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 during the 2012 Spirit of Hope Award Ceremony at the Pentagon Library in Washington, DC.