Sunday, August 3, 2008

Happy 218th Birthday to the United States Coast Guard!

May you all have a wonderful day and thank you to our Coast Guard men and women serving around the world and the families and spouses that support them.

Oh, and I shared the following at another blog to which I contribut. I figured you all might appreciate it too. The readership over there is primarily Navy, Marines and a bit of Army, but I had to shout out the birthday wish and share some tidbits on this great service we all know and love.

at My Crazy Amazing Military Life blog
In January of 1915, 93 years ago, the Coast Guard was named a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. Specifically, Title 14 of the United States Code (U.S.C.) details the matter.
Did you know that the Coast Guard has been involved in every major war that the United States has been a part of since the Civil War, which actually predates the 1915 establishment in the U.S.C. It is, in fact, our Nation’s oldest and continuous sea-going service.

To read more history on the Coast Guard office, you can visit the CG Historian’s page on the official site for the USCG.

For Coast Guard trivia, be sure to visit the Coast Guard Channel’s trivia page.

Just want to find out more about the Coast Guard in general, then visit

And, finally, I’ll share this fitting prayer I found on
A Prayer for Coast Guard Day

God, we thank you for this special day. It is our Birthday. It is a day to rest from our daily labor. It is a day to share our daily bread with each other. It is a day to challenge each other to a different kind of excellence. May we be refreshed today – in body and soul. May we be renewed today – in mind and spirit. May we be re-dedicated today – in word and deed. Lord, in everything we do, may we please you, may we be all that we can be and may we do for those whom we help what we would like them to do for us.


(A Little) Gris Gris said...

We're stationed with a Navy unit at the moment, so I'm happy to celebrate with my virtual CG community. Happy CG Day!!!

Just a Girl in a Port said...

Well, happy CG day to you (a little) gris gris. I hope you all have a wonderful day.