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What do we remember today?

August 4, 2012

The founding of the US Coast Guard:

The Coast Guard’s official history began on 4 August 1790 when President George Washington signed the Tariff Act that authorized the construction of ten vessels, referred to as “cutters,” to enforce federal tariff and trade laws and to prevent smuggling.  Known variously through the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as the “revenue cutters,” the “system of cutters,” and finally the Revenue Cutter Service, it expanded in size and responsibilities as the nation grew.

Click here for the Anniversary message to be read at muster of the officers and crew on August 4 on board each vessel of the Revenue Cutter Service.
Renamed in 1915, the Coast Guard is one of the oldest services in the United States.

Happy Birthday and Semper Paratus

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