View Full Version : Happy Birthday U.S. Coast Guard

08-04-2012, 09:44 AM

Written by: Steven Hoarn (Associate Editor) on August 4, 2012

Today marks 222 years of service by the U.S. Coast Guard. Since being founded as the Revenue Cutter Service on Aug. 4, 1790, the Coast Guard has undergone many changes, but still lives up to its motto, “Semper Paratus.” The above photo gallery spotlights just a few of the roles that the Coast Guard plays as the oldest continuous maritime service in the United States.