The 1st Annual Tribute to the U.S. Coast Guard in Our Nation's Capital

June 22, 2005 at The National Building Museum



The first annual tribute for the Coast Guard Foundation was hosted by former Director of Homeland Security Thomas Ridge.  Admiral James Loy served as the Master of Ceremonies.



For the First Annual Tribute, the stage was dramatically draped in the American flag.



Deep blue linens covered the tables which were accented with red and white centerpieces.  The red, white and blue theme was gorgeously complemented with gold chairs and place settings.



Before the start of the evening.


Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, Admiral Jim Loy and Secretary of Transportation Norm Mineta enjoy the reception.



Members of the Coast Guard enjoy the gala.



A processional into the gala was led by members of the Coast Guard.



Admiral Jim Loy spoke during the event.



Secretary Ridge speaking during the event.



Admiral Jim Loy greeting guests during the evening.