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City of Savannah dubs August "Coast Guard Month"

Mayor Eddie Deloach presents Capt. J. Marshall Branch, the commanding officer of the U.S. Coast Guard detachment in Savannah a decree declaring August to be Coast Guard month (Source: U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson) Mayor Eddie Deloach presents Capt. J. Marshall Branch, the commanding officer of the U.S. Coast Guard detachment in Savannah a decree declaring August to be Coast Guard month (Source: U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson)
Capt. J. Marshall Branch, commanding officer of Coast Guard Air Station Savannah holds the proclamation declaring August as Coast Guard month. (Source: U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson) Capt. J. Marshall Branch, commanding officer of Coast Guard Air Station Savannah holds the proclamation declaring August as Coast Guard month. (Source: U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Mayor Eddie Deloach declared in a city council session on Thursday that the month of August would be known as "Coast Guard Month" in Savannah. 

The commanding officer of Coast Guard Air Station Savannah Capt. J. Marshall Branch spoke about how appreciative he was of the city being so receptive to members of the Coast Guard and their families. 

"We love taking care of our fellow men and women, we love serving our country, but to be able to do it in a city that embraces us the way that Savannah does is a true honor." Capt. Branch said. 

The decree comes as the Coast Guard detachment asks to have Savannah recognized by Congress as a Coast Guard community, a place where Coast Guard families and officers are accepted and welcomed. 

"The military lifestyle is a very unique lifestyle," Capt. Branch said. "It's easy for us who wear the uniform because we show up to new locations, we know the people, we know the information...for the families, it's a lot harder."

Friday, August 4th, also marks the Coast Guard's 227th birthday.

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