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Here’s the video US Coast Guard released to celebrate its 230th birthday today

An aviation survival technician is lowered from an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter during training near the North Head Light in Ilwaco, Wash., Nov. 10, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read)
August 04, 2020

Today is the 230th birthday of the U.S. Coast Guard, the nation’s first armed sea force.

The Coast Guard posted a video to celebrate the occasion, saying, “Happy 230th Birthday United States Coast Guard!!!!

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz released a message and video of his own, saying, “Today is Coast Guard Day. CDR Cynthia Kane, @USNavy Deputy Chaplain of the Coast Guard, offers this moving prayer that invites us to reflect on the history and heart of Coast Guard service.

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The Coast Guard was first formed as “The Revenue Cutter Service” by authorization of the Tariff Act signed into law on Aug. 4, 1790, by President George Washington.

The law, originally proposed by Secretary Alexander Hamilton, authorized the construction of ten “cutter” vessels intended to combat smuggling by enforcing federal laws on tariff and trade.

Other notable figures and agencies paid tribute to the Coast Guard today.

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence both tweeted messages recognizing the Coast Guard’s birthday.

The U.S. Army released a video compilation of incredible Coast Guard acts, along with the message, “Join us in celebrating with the @USCG— our nation’s oldest maritime agency. Let us take the time to recognize their contributions across the nation’s waterways, as well as, in our ports and oceans around the world. Happy 230th Birthday Coast Guard!

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper tweeted, “A very happy 230th birthday to all of the patriots in the @USCGwho serve and protect our nation.

Deputy Secretary of Defense David Norquist tweeted, “230 years ago, the Coast Guard was founded as the 1st maritime response force to enforce tariff & trade laws and prevent smuggling. @USCG is Semper Paratus, ‘always ready’ to protect the homeland and our Nation’s waterways. Happy Birthday!”