LT Lucy Love is the 2013 winner of the Coast Guard Foundation Beacon Award. She was recognized for her volunteer work in organizing the worldwide Coast Guard Remember movement at the 33rd Annual Salute to the U.S. Coast Guard in New York City on Thursday, October 10.
Lucy, along with a fellow Coast Guardsman, Petty Officer Sean Lawler, and the Miami Chapter of the Chief Petty Officers Association, dedicated countless hours of their personal time to make sure the Coast Guard Remember movement was a raging success. For their commitment to helping those who lose loved ones in the line of duty, the Coast Guard Foundation presented her with the Beacon Hero Award during our national awards dinner, where individual and unit actions for heroism were also recognized.
Coast Guard Foundation Chairman Bob Flynn accepts a check from Lucy Love (center) for the Fallen Heroes Scholarship program at the 33rd Annual Salute to the U.S. Coast Guard Awards Dinner.
"Lucy and Sean answered the call with their efforts in organizing the Coast Guard Remember movement," said Senior Vice President of Development Brad Sisley. "This movement has grown exponentially since Lucy and Sean stepped up, and we hope it will continue to grow going forward."
Over the past three years, the Coast Guard Remember, which was originally known as the Coast Guard Run to Remember, grew from its roots. It began as one individual raising money for our Fallen Heroes Scholarship Fund, which provides college scholarships to children of Coast Guard members who die in the line of duty, to a worldwide event that raised more than $35,000 this year, with thousands of people participating.
Lucy said the Coast Guard Remember is a promise to those who have sacrificed their lives in service of the country that we will never forget, and that we will take care of the loved ones they leave behind.