Navy, Coast Guard members re-enlist, receive promotions at ceremony at 9/11 Memorial

LOWER MANHATTAN, New York City (WABC) -- It was a proud moment in Lower Manhattan Friday for sea service members and their families.

As part of Fleet Week, and with the 9/11 Memorial serving as a poignant backdrop, a group of brave men and women from the Navy and Coast Guard re-enlisted and another group from the same services received promotions.

Adm. Christopher W. Grady, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, presided over the ceremony.

Re-enlistment ceremonies celebrate service members' renewed commitment to uniformed military service.

The re-enlistees agree to additional years of service.

Promotees gain a promotion in rank, which includes increased responsibility and pay and an extended service requirement.

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