August 4, 1770 was the “birth” of the United States Coast Guard. Their official blog announces that “a number of national-level outreach events, including Coast Guard City celebrations, Coast Guard Band concerts, Coast Guard Honor Guard performances, and the unveiling of the Coast Guard “Forever” Stamp will mark our birthday throughout the year. We encourage service members, families, auxiliary and veterans to further engage with the communities where we live and serve, highlighting our interdependence and growth together — as a service, as a nation, and as communities — over the last 225 years.”
Read the Day‘s article here about the birthday event held on August 4th at City Pier in New London.
And for more birthday-related history and activities, visit the Coast Guard page at the DoD website.