Happy 226th Birthday to The United States Coast Guard

Thursday, August 4, 2016

The Coast Guard celebrates its 226th birthday in August this year. The Coast Guard is one of America’s five armed forces and traces it’s founding to August 4, 1790, when the first Congress authorized the construction of 10 vessels to enforce tariff and trade laws, prevent smuggling, and protect the collection of federal revenue. Responsibilities added over the years included humanitarian duties such as aiding mariners in distress.
The service received its present name in 1915 when the Revenue Cutter Service merged with the U.S. Life-Saving Service to form a single maritime service dedicated to the safety of life at sea and enforcing the nation’s maritime laws. The Coast Guard is a multi-mission, maritime, military service and the smallest of the five Armed Services. Its mission is to protect the public, the environment and U.S. economic interests in the nation’s waterways, along the coast, on international waters, or in any maritime region as required to support national security. It is our Nation’s oldest and continuous sea-going service.
As Auxiliarist, we are all part of Team Coast Guard. Enjoy the celebration and take pride in being part of America’s heritage.

 

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  1. salvatore governale says:

    I was at sector ny with my fellow Coasties yesterday to help cook for over 500 guests to celebrate Coast Guard Day and it was great, going on 7 years as an Aux member as a VSO and Aux Chef! i love it!


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