Dec. 21, 2020 —
'Twas the week before New Year's, when all through HQ
Our cubeland was empty, and our hearts a bit blue.
The stockings were hung and our desks strung with lights
But it didn't feel like Christmas - this just wasn't right.
Our trees were all hung with face masks and glitter
But the pandemic was making us all feel a bit bitter
That's when your MyCG team had a sudden moment of glee
When we realized that Christmas is not about trees
It's about friends and family and a country that's free
Thanks to our Coasties on land and at sea
As we slowly and surely broke out of our fog
We thought of our shipmates writing their NYE logs
Farewell 2020, hello the new year
Please send us your logs, and help us spread cheer.
Written in all-caps, the logs are ordinary every day of the year except one – New Year’s Eve. For this one day, the midnight log entry at a Coast Guard unit takes on a life of its own.
Are you feeling creative? MyCG is hosting a New Year's log entry competition. Please send your unit's log to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions are due NLT 1600PST 04JAN. We will spotlight all the best ones, so be sure to include the author's name so we can reach back.