Elizabeth City named an official Coast Guard City

Posted at 11:41 AM, May 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-29 18:27:55-04

Elizabeth City, NC – Elizabeth City, North Carolina was officially designated as an official Coast Guard City on Friday.

The designation of Coast Guard City is awarded to select cities that made special efforts to ackowledge the professional work of the Coast Guard men and women assigned to the area.

Elizabeth City is home to United States Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City and United States Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City.

The city will join 16 other cities, including Portsmouth, with the designation of official Coast Guard City.

During the ceremony, the city also renamed the park by the waterfront in the Coast Guard’s honor. It will now be known as Coast Guard Park.