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Museum of the Albemarle opens Out of the Blue: Coast Guard Aviation, a tribute to US Maritime Guardians
(Elizabeth City, NC, Oct. 5, 2009) – A sea of US Coast Guard dignitaries, active and retired guardsmen and distinguished guests gathered in Elizabeth City, NC, this past weekend when the Museum of the Albemarle opened Out of the Blue: Coast Guard Aviation, an exhibit honoring the nation’s maritime guardians. A special museum feature for the next five years, the exhibit navigates two centuries of U.S. Coast Guard history from its 1790 beginnings to its aviation presence in northeastern North Carolina today.
"This is a great day for Elizabeth City, the Museum of the Albemarle—and the U.S. Coast Guard," said Museum of the Albemarle Administrator Ed Merrell. "This exhibit will help people understand what these men and women do every day, laying their lives on the line." [read more]