Coast Guard Foundation Announces 2023 Texas Salutes The Coast Guard Event

November 8th Event to Highlight Coast Guard Heroism and Mission Excellence

Stonington, CT — The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced the Texas Salutes the Coast Guard event will be held Wednesday, November 8 at Marriott Marquis Houston, 1777 Walker Street in Houston. The event, which includes a reception and dinner, will begin at 6 p.m.

The annual Texas Salutes the Coast Guard event has highlighted the Coast Guard and maritime industry in the city since 2016. During the event Sector Houston Galveston will be recognized for mission excellence for two recent offshore rescues.

The Foundation will also honor the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), which has been a leader in maritime safety for 160 years. Founded in 1862, ABS is a global leader in providing classification services for marine and offshore assets. Through its wide-ranging impact on the maritime transportation system, ABS enables American prosperity and the American way of life. The award will be accepted by ABS Chairman, President and CEO Chris Wiernicki.

The Texas Salutes the Coast Guard dinner brings together industry leaders, government officials, and U.S. Coast Guard members from the region and beyond to celebrate the missions and heroism of Coast Guard personnel. The Coast Guard’s top national and regional leaders are scheduled to attend including the Commandant of the Coast Guard Admiral Linda Fagan, Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard Admiral Steve Poulin, and the commander of Coast Guard operations in the U.S. Gulf Coast and Heartland, Rear Admiral David Barata. Coast Guard personnel from the local area will also attend.

The Foundation is grateful to the many corporations and individuals who are sponsoring the event. Special thanks to major sponsors ABS, Cheniere, Chevron, and Kirby.

“Always an enjoyable event, we are excited to celebrate the annual Texas Salutes the Coast Guard,” said Susan Ludwig, president, Coast Guard Foundation. “We look forward to celebrating the professionalism and dedication of Coast Guard members in the region, as well as ABS and the vital work both do safeguarding mariners.”

To learn more about the Coast Guard Foundation, or to help support its work, please visit or call 860-535-0786.

About The Coast Guard Foundation

The Coast Guard Foundation is committed to ensuring all Coast Guard members and families have the resources they need to build resilience throughout their lives. Founded in 1969, we’re a vital partner to the Coast Guard—tackling the toughest challenges confronting our heroes and strengthening the entire community. Coast Guard members sacrifice so much to protect our nation. We must stand together and show them our appreciation so they can remain always ready. Join us at

WHO:              The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families 
WHAT:            Coast Guard Foundation’s Texas Salutes the Coast Guard
WHEN:            Wednesday, November 8, 2023, 6 p.m. 
WHERE:         Marriott Marquis Houston, 1777 Walker Street, Houston, TX