What is it that comes to mind when you think of “Munro”?
When I think of Munro personally, I think of the whole vintage scenery. Curved metal buildings, wind breezing across the water, cooling the people down in the hot tropical setting, the sandbags tossed into tall piles for reinforcements. Station Munro represents the history of the Coast Guard, and an ambiance of things past.
Sometimes if you stand there and close your eyes, you can smell, taste, and feel the history and the memories it represents. When you arrive at Munro, the moment you step into its gates, take a moment to look at the scenery. It’s like stepping back into the pages of history, a living breathing history.
How magnificent could it have been to see the many Coast Guard members actively walking back and forth over the dirt paved paths? You can almost hear the crunching of rocks, gravel, and soil beneath their boots’ soles, the laughter and conversations between one another as they trod along the painted paths. You can just visualize the sharp salutes and the quick replies of “SIR!” as they greet an officer in passing.
What would it be like to be in the officers’ club, listening to the jokes and the recited stories? You could hear the laughter, see some shedding tears at the memories of lost friends. What can one say when they think of Station Munro?
Can you see it?
Here in the SL Coast Guard, we are so lucky and blessed to have our own vintage Coast Guard Station, named Munro Station. The purpose of the station is to uphold the memories of the bygone days of the old Coast Guard and keep alive the memories of those who served. The Munro station honors those memories by hosting various events, drills, and fun patrols daily.
Participating in Station Munro activities is a lot of fun. There have been patrols on horseback, drills, sometimes members are even required to defend the station against the attacking Japanese bombers.
Station Munro’s acting CO is SCPO Shadow McCoach – Utzon, along with MCPO Adili Roge, the acting XO. Together, this super-team consisting of the CO, XO, and other leadership staff put on events and drills work hard to keep the station in perfect order. Its participants are fully engaged in daily activities. The leadership at Station Munro has worked hard to keep the station close to its original form and added a museum. The museum is located beside the metal buildings. Its contents commemorate the former and now retired aircraft and boats that have been used over the years. If you wish to take a walk down memory lane and participate in historical reenactments, please send a notecard requesting an application to join as a reserve member at Station Munro. I know that the staff will love to have you.
Please send all application requests to either:
SCPO Shadow McCoach – Utzon or
MCPO Adili Roge, and they will get back with you on what to do to be in service to the memories of not only the soldiers that it represents but to fulfill the needs of the station.
This is your roving reporter, PO1 Asa Darkbyrd Signing off,
Have yourselves a super fabulous day or night, whichever it may be.
PO1 Asa Darkbyrd