USCG Appreciation Day Honoring Ira Lewis

USCG Appreciation Day Honoring Ira Lewis

1785 Island Road, Harkers Island, NC 28531, USA | (252) 728-1500

August 18, 2018 | 11:00 am-4:00 pm

It’s not every day that a man turns 100. And it’s not every community that has a man like Ira Lewis. On Saturday, August 18th, Harkers Island will honor their oldest citizen, Chief Ira Lewis, who turns 100 on Aug 2, with a celebration of his 100th birthday as part of a US Coast Guard Appreciation Day, parade and recognition ceremony.

Chief Ira Lewis, still active and often seen at special events in his US Coast Guard uniform, served his entire Coast Guard career on Long Island including his role as Officer-in-Charge at the Montauk Point Lighthouse on February 17, 1957 until he retired I August 1959.  He returned home to Harkers Island after his 20+ year service time and has remained an active and much-loved member of the community.

On Saturday, August 18, 2018, the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center, will partner with local community members and local officials to honor Chief Ira Lewis with a parade at 11 am, ending at the Core Sound Museum with lunch and a 2 pm ceremony.