ROGERS -- Monday was National Coast Guard Day and a Northwest Arkansas resident is being celebrated for her dedication to the division for over 70 years.
95-year-old Lois Bouton had an award ceremony at the Apple Blossom Retirement Center in Rogers.
Bouton was one of the first women to enlist in the Coast Guard in 1943 and continues to encourage active members of the Coast Guard through hand-written letters. The Rogers woman has written over 40,000 over 40 decades, averaging around 1,000 letters each year.
Bouton was presented with a plaque from the sheriff and a key to the city from the mayor of Rogers. The ceremony was at noon and was concluded with a lunch and live music provided by John Henry.