Featured Photos: USCG and Auxiliary Art Spotted in Restaurant

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Has anyone spotted U.S. Coast Guard or Auxiliary art in their local restaurants recently?

An image from the August 2011 change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet has become a mural in the lobby of a restaurant in Florida. Restaurant management says it is their way to show support for the armed forces of the United States and recognize the Coast Guard’s role in the community. Auxiliary photo by Art Slepian.

An image from the August 2011 change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet has become a mural in the lobby of a restaurant in Florida. Restaurant management says it is their way to show support for the armed forces of the United States and recognize the Coast Guard’s role in the community. Auxiliary photo by Art Slepian.

By Art Slepian, Branch Chief, Publications Division, Public Affairs Directorate

Recently, a visitor to the restaurant in the West Palm Beach area was greeted with a mural-size blow-up of a change of command ceremony photograph, and framed photographs of active duty Coast Guardsmen and an Auxiliarist.

The restaurant is part of nationally known chain that offers complimentary meals to active duty military personnel and veterans on Veterans Day. The owners of the restaurant said that the Coast Guard and Auxiliary are an important part of the local community and putting up the photos is a way to show continued support for the armed forces of the United States. Other organizations with a local connection are also represented on the restaurant’s walls.

A photograph of Auxiliarist Angela Pomaro, District 7 Staff Officer for Human Resources, hangs on the wall of a restaurant in Florida. It is part of the restaurant’s salute to organizations that contribute to the local community. Auxiliary photo by Art Slepian.

The image that became a mural was taken at the change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet in August 2011. It shows the commander of Coast Guard Sector Miami, the departing station commanding officer and the arriving station commanding officer. The Auxiliarist is a District 7 staff officer.

“We understand that the Coast Guard Auxiliary supplements and lends support to the U.S. Coast Guard and we recognize the important role they play in enhancing safety on waterways and along coastal regions,” a restaurant spokesperson said, explaining why the Auxiliary is featured along with the active duty Coast Guard.

The mural and photographs were unveiled in December 2014 when the restaurant re-opened after renovations. Seeking images of organizations that make the local community a better place to live, restaurant management reached out to the Coast Guard and Auxiliary.

If you spot any U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary art in your local restaurants, let us know. Share it through our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram sites with the hashtag #USCGAUX.

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  1. Diane Riggan says:

    Well written article. I happen to be in the same Division as the author and he always sees an interesting side of people and opportunities that others don’t see. He is able to capture that with his words. Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet in Florida along with Coast Guard Station Ft. Pierce are home to some of the most amazing Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary folks, they are always the standing watch.


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