U.S. Coast Guard Spends Time with Kids in Petoskey

The U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City gave kids in Petoskey a one-of-a-kind experience on Tuesday.

After landing a helicopter behind the Petoskey Cinema, they invited kids inside for an educational tour.

The U.S. Coast Guard conducted a static display or as they call it “show and tell.”

Students from the Taylor School for Exceptional Learners and nearby elementary schools, had the chance to ask officers questions and learn more about what they do everyday.

Officers say their favorite thing about days like today is getting to interact with the community.

“It’s nice to be in an area where people are receptive to us and we’d like to extend that back and to in fact still be a part of the community,” said AET Morgan Murphy with the USCG Air Station Traverse City.

They also hope demonstrations like today may open kids up to the possibility of a career in the U.S. Coast Guard.

“It’s nice to continue that of every time we go out, every time we train, It’s nice to know that it’s ideally for that purpose of helping serve people and protect people and save people if need be,” said Murphy.