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President Addresses Naval Cadets

Aug. 15, 1962 - President Kennedy went to the Navy Yard Annex on the Anacostia River this morning to review the Coast Guard’s training barque Eagle. The three-masted vessel, carrying 160 cadets, stopped in Washington on its way back to the Coast Guard Academy at New London, Conn., after a summer cruise to European ports. The cadets were all first- and third-year men. In his remarks, the President recalled that the mission of the Coast Guard Academy was to graduate men well-grounded in seamanship and the sciences. But the part of its mission he liked best, the President said, was “to graduate men with a liking for the sea.” “I know that all of you share the great affection we have for that ever-changing ocean upon which we so much depend,” Mr. Kennedy remarked.


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