All Auxiliarists

As we gather to celebrate the holidays, Wanda and I would like to offer our wishes for a happy and peaceful season and the best of all good things in the coming New Year.

The glue that binds the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary into the world's foremost volunteer maritime organization is the fellowship we share as we observe the diverse celebrations of the several holidays held at this time of year. We share a universal sentiment of goodwill to our fellow man. We demonstrate our care and compassion through our faithful service to the recreational boating community, our support of the U.S. Coast Guard, and in our sympathy for all who sorrow and suffer.

During the holidays, we will gather with family, friends, shut-ins, Coastguardsmen or others with whom we especially want to celebrate. Some will thank you for your presents or for your presence. Some will thank you for your service. Wanda and I are among those who sincerely thank you for all you do for the USCG Auxiliary. Giving of one's self is the greatest gift of all. It is truly a pleasure to serve by your side.

Many of us will be traveling to be with those we care about during the holiday season. Wanda and I wish one and all Godspeed as you make your holiday rounds. We look forward to your safe return and to your continuing service in 2013 and beyond.

Very respectfully,

Thomas C. Mallison / s /
National Commodore