Happy 227th Birthday US Coast Guard – August 4!

1790-2017!

@USCG #CG227 #SEMPERPARATUS #CHEERSUSCG #SOT

We’re very proud to wish our friends at the US Coast Guard a happy 227th birthday which they will celebrate August 4th! Like all of our military men and women, the Coast Guard is a vital part of our national security and we thank them for their service!The US Coast Guard was born in 1790 when George Washington signed the Tariff Act which authorized the construction of 10 ships, the first vessels of the US Coast Guard, only at that time they were officially named the Revenue Cutter Service. The boats they used were called “Cutters” for their speed, versatility and small size. Their early missions were to enforce new trade laws against the illegal importation of certain goods and protect the home waters. At the time of their creation the Cutter Service was the only armed maritime service of the United States as the Navy had been officially disbanded after the Revolutionary War and was not re-established until 1794. 227 years later the US Coast Guard remains unique as a hybrid law enforcement agency and military branch. They still carry on the tradition of their motto -Semper Paratus – “Always Ready”

 


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