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July 23rd, 2019 | 3 min. read
Semper Paratus. It means “Always Ready,” and for the last 229 years the United States Coast Guard has been ready –for smugglers, war, accidents, and the uncertainties of weather and water. August 4th is Coast Guard Day, and Coast Guard Day should matter to all of us.
What’s so special about August 4th? That’s the date in 1790 that Congress approved Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton’s proposal to build ten cutters– or light, fast patrol boats – for the Revenue-Marine. The mission of the Revenue-Marine was to patrol U.S. waterways to enforce trade and tariff law and prevent smuggling. This ten-boat fleet evolved into the modern Coast Guard.
Here’s an extremely brief, all-too-incomplete overview of the Coast Guard’s contribution to our country.
Today, the USCG manages six operational programs and, on an average day, will board 144 vessels, conduct 109 search and rescue missions, and save 10 lives. And even though the cutters, the air stations and the lighthouses are separated by thousands of miles, on August 4th the Coast Guard comes together and celebrates as one. Many coasts, one Coast Guard.
Because it is funded by the Department of Homeland Security rather than the Department of Defense, the United States Coast Guard was disproportionally affected by the 2019 government shutdown. In response, First Command demonstrated its commitment to Coast Guard members and their families by offering a comprehensive financial relief package. And on August 4th, we will join proud Coastguardsmen everywhere in celebrating 229 years of dedicated service to our country.
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