America’s Finest City is a Coast Guard City

Who knew that San Diego was 1 of the nation’s 28 Coast Guard Cities? In fact, America’s Finest City is the largest Coast Guard City (by square miles) in the country! We were designated as the 23rd city on February 23, 2017 and this year we will celebrate our 3rd anniversary.

To earn this designation, a city must request it from Congress. It is an honor for a city to be approved for the designation as it shows the commitment of the city to the active duty, reserve, and retired Coast Guard and their families. That commitment comes in the form of constructing monuments to the Coast Guard, organizing civic celebrations and offering special recognition to support USCG morale, welfare and recreational initiatives…

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