Twenty years ago today, the Coast Guard Foundation held its Annual Salute to the U.S. Coast Guard in New York City. The event was complicated by a brutal nor'easter that was battering the East Coast that night.
The Coast Guard Foundation President at the time, John Sargent, watched from his seat on a New York-bound train, as waves crashed on Connecticut's shoreline while gale force winds pummeled the coast. He feared that the storm would wreak havoc on the Foundation's awards dinner scheduled for that evening. The show, as they say, went on, though.