August 4th is U.S. Coast Guard Day. This day commemorates the founding of the United States Coast Guard in 1790 by Alexander Hamilton. Of the five Armed Services in the U.S., the Coast Guard is the smallest by size, but plays a large role in u.s. citizens protection. Its mission is to protect the public, the environment, and the economic interests of u.s. country on international waters.
“Thank you to the United States Coast Guard. We will never forget your professionalism and call to duty.” – Geoff Varell, Survivor
Happy U.S. Coast Guard Day! Thank you for everything you do to keep our waters safe!🚨🛥
We thank our honorable and courageous US Coast Guard for their years of service.
Thank you to all our troops. Today is a special Thank You to our Coast Guard!
Our most significant asset is our Coast Guard individuals dynamic, hold, standard native and partner. Coast Guardsmen continue living up to individuals’ high desires, beat every hardship, and put organization before self.
U.S. Coast Guard Day History
Coast Guard Day is primarily an internal activity for active duty and reserve Coast Guardsmen, civilian employees, retirees, auxiliarists, and dependents, but it does have a significant share of interest outside the service. U.S. Coast Guard units throughout the United States usually plan picnics and informal sport competitions together with family and friends on Coast Guard Day. In addition to celebrating their own day every year, U.S. Coast Guardsmen also participate as equal partners in Armed Forces Day activities. Grand Haven, Michigan, also known by act of Congress as “Coast Guard City, USA”, annually sponsors the Coast Guard Festival the week of August 4.
The U.S. Coast Guard received its present name through an act of the U.S. Congress signed into law by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson on January 28, 1915 that merged the Revenue Cutter Service with the U.S. Life-Saving Service, and provided the nation with a single maritime service dedicated to saving life at sea and enforcing the nation’s maritime laws