Award ceremony for Georgetown Coast Guard Station postponed

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WCSC/AP) - The Georgetown Coast Guard Station will receive an award for always being ready.

Ceremonies were scheduled for Wednesday in Georgetown, where the station's crew was to receive the Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award.

Officials now say the ceremony has been postponed to some time next week.

Kimball was the general superintendent of the nation's Life-Saving Service from 1878-1915. The service was a forerunner of the Coast Guard which was established in 1915.

The Kimball award recognizes Coast Guard boat force units that exemplify the motto of always being ready. About 15 Coast Guard units receive the award each year.

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