Contest to highlight rescues at sea

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The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education, welfare and morale of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced the launch of its “Are You One In A Million?” campaign in conjunction with its 40th anniversary celebration of service to the United States Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard has rescued more than 1 million people since it was established in 1790. Honoring the heroic efforts of servicemen and women throughout history, the foundation’s “Are You One In A Million?” project strives to capture and highlight the unique and diverse stories, and personal impact, of over one million successful missions of bravery and courage.

An “Are You One In A Million?” Web site has been established to collect accounts of rescues from individuals who lived another day because of the bravery of the Coast Guard, as well as families with stories of a heroic rescue that have been passed down through generations. Individuals can submit their stories at www.one-in-a-million-rescued.org. The foundation will post them on a daily basis to the site.

Participants can also mail their stories to the Coast Guard Foundation, 394 Taugwonk Road, Stonington, CT 06378. A picture of individuals rescued and their families may be submitted with each story.

For information on the Coast Guard Foundation’s “Are You One In A Million?” project, the Coast Guard Foundation or its scholarship and support initiatives, please visit www.coastguardfoundation.org.