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U.S. Coast Guard Day


Monday, August 04, 2014

U.S. Coast Guard Day



When : Always August 4th

U.S. Coast Guard Day honors the military branch that protects our waters and shorelines. The U.S. Defense Department suggests that this day is largely an internal celebration for all Coast Guard personnel and their families, past and present. But, we'd like to encourage everyone to honor the brave members of this important branch of the military.

Celebrate U.S. Coast Guard Day by learning more about the responsibilities and functions of the U.S. Coast Guard. They are now playing an even more extensive role in Homeland Security to protect our country.



We salute Coast Guard personnel today and every day. We hope you do, too.

Origin of U.S. Coast Guard Day:
On August 4, 1790, the Revenue Cutter Service was created by the U.S. Congress. Congress authorized the construction of ten cutters. These ships were built to to enforce U.S. tariff laws. The Revenue Cutter Service was the predecessor the U.S. Coast Guard. The name "Coast Guard" was first used in 1915.



Also see U.S. Coast Guard Homepage
www.uscg.mil/
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PMAY0313 8/4/2014 11:43PM

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XME501 8/4/2014 12:15PM

    Did not know. We seldom think of the Coast Guard unless there is an emergency - but am sure they do a great service for our Country.
Thank you for sharing and for reminding us!
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YMWONG22 8/4/2014 2:42AM

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GRANDMAFRANNY 8/4/2014 2:40AM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, U.S.C.G. . I LIVED IN DETROIT AND WAS IN SECURITY AT THE UNDERWATER RAILROAD THAT CAME FROM OR TO DFETROIT. AND DURING 9/11 I WAS IN SECURITY THERE. WHEN THERE WERE ISSUES C.P. POLICE ALWAYS CALLED U.S.C.G. AND THEY WERE THERE BY PICKUP IN 5 MIN. . THEY GUARD THE DETROIT RIVER FOR ILLEGAL ALIEN'S AND DO A "GREAT JOB" GOD BLESS THEM ALL.

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FOCUSD 8/4/2014 2:04AM

  Glad to know. Thanks!!!

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