Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Aug 4th 1790 to Aug 4th 2011
221 years and going strong! On Aug 4th 1790, President George Washington created the Revenue Cutter Service which was the start of the modern Coast Guard. I am no doubt prejudice, but this organization continues to provide a tremendous service to this country. It has numerous roles to play both in peace and wartime and can be found in many unexpected places. The men and women of this service work hard every day to make our lives better and safer.
It is a bit shocking to me that with 30 years of Coast Guard service, how few pictures I have of all that time.
Once again I am happy to say: Happy Birthday Coast Guard.