Commodore Sarac

District Commodore’s Thanksgiving Message

As we gather this Thanksgiving, let us be filled with gratitude for the opportunity
that we all have to serve…
To serve the public, our Shipmates in the Coast Guard and our nation. Your Devotion to Duty sets you apart—that you do so with Honor and Respect lifts us all. The challenges in which we find ourselves today are complex and are as ever-changing as the sea’s state. The one constant I take from serving with you in the Auxiliary is that our Core Values bind us together enabling us to overcome whatever challenges may come our way. You restore my faith every day. Together there is very little that we cannot accomplish. I am personally blessed beyond compare. Among that for which I will give Thanks this holiday is each of you, shipmates—you make a positive difference every day.
Let us also be grateful for all standing the watch this holiday, be it close to home or far away. May they be kept safe and know that their sacrifices are appreciated and celebrated.
To each of you, me and my family wish you and yours the warmest of Thanksgivings.
With respect and gratitude,

Semper Paratus!

Commodore Kurt P. Sarac, Sr.,
District Commodore
Fifth District-Northern Region
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary