If you take public transportation in New York you will often see soldiers with guns inside different transportation hubs such as Grand Central, Port Authority, and many others place. The Staten Island Ferry has it's protectors too! They are clearly visible if you are paying attention. I ride the ferry to and from work on a daily basis and nothing makes me happier than to see the U.S. Coast Guard's boat riding alongside the ferry. Sometimes there are two of them (one for each side). They not only protect us from some unforeseen threat, but they also give us comfort knowing that we are protected, should the need arise. You feel a sense of patriotism when you see the men and women that stand up front on the boat, ready at any given moment to do what needs to be done. I am in awe of them and I thank them everyday for providing us with a sense safety. I love riding the Staten Island Ferry, but these men and women make it even better, both in a safety sense and in providing us with a view we are proud of!
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