Happy Coast Guard Day!!!
August 4th is celebrated as Coast Guard Day to honor the establishment on that day in 1790 of the Revenue Cutter Service, forebear of today's Coast Guard, by the Treasury Department. On that date, Congress, guided by Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, authorized the building of a fleet of ten cutters, whose responsibility would be enforcement of the first tariff laws enacted by Congress under the Constitution. For more on the history of Coast Guard Day, click here.
Yesterday's Coast Guard Day celebration held at the Air Station here in Elizabeth City was a great success! To find out more about the celebration read the article written by the Daily Advance - click here.