Please join us for a drive-by birthday party for a WWII U.S. Coast Guard Veteran. Elizabeth “Gena” Fischle enlisted as a Coast Guard SPAR (Semper Paratus Always Ready) in January 1943. When she was 19 years old, she saw a Coast Guard recruiting poster of Uncle Sam saying, “We want you.” So, she went to the local Los Angeles recruiting office, raised her right hand and enlisted. When the war ended in 1945, her supervisor told her that there was no money to keep her on active duty – so the CG released her from active duty in 1946. She says that she would have stayed in if she was allowed to.
Please join us at 1704 Visalia Row in Coronado. This is a family-friendly event and all are invited.
As a reminder, we are still STRICTLY enforcing COVID protocols. At no time should a participant exit their vehicle in order to hug, shake hands, or take a picture with the vet. We will have a safety observer close to the veteran to ensure no one gets within 6 feet. You are encouraged to beep, wave and blow kisses to this American hero!
If you cannot make the drive-by and want to send a card, please send it to: Gena Fischle, 1527 First Street, #W102, Coronado, CA 92118.
There will be a volunteer at the event to collect cards too!