WHEREAS, Grand Haven, Michigan is the first “Coast Guard City USA”; and,
WHEREAS, Surrounded by the Great Lakes, Michigan, with Coast Guard presence, has the longest shore lines in the Country next to Alaska; and,
WHEREAS, No branch of Service has been in the business of saving lives and protecting our coasts longer than the United States Coast Guard and is indispensable to America's future; and,
WHEREAS, The Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival celebrates the United States Coast Guard's 225th Anniversary. We urge all in Michigan to Salute our Coast Guard;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim July 24 through August 2, 2015, as Coast Guard Festival Week in Michigan.