National Coast Guard Day

National Coast Guard Day is a⁤ holiday that’s ‌observed ⁤on August 4th ⁢every year. It⁣ was originally created to honor the establishment of the Revenue Cutter Service in 1790. The ‍Revenue Cutter Service was the precursor ⁢to​ the modern National Coast Guard and was authorized by Congress. It began with just 10 cutters who were responsible for enforcing the first tariff ⁣laws of the U.S. Since 1790, this service ‍has been in continuous operation, although its name was changed from the Revenue Cutter Service to the Coast Guard in 1915. This holiday is an excellent opportunity for people to celebrate those who ‍are serving in the Coast Guard, know someone who serves, or simply want to honor them for all that they do⁢ on a daily basis.

The‍ History Of ​The U.S Coast Guard

As mentioned in our introductory statement, the Coast Guard began its operations in 1790 as the Revenue Cutter Service with the primary purpose‌ of enforcing U.S. tariff laws. In 1915, the Revenue Cutter‌ Service merged with the Lifesaving ‌Service and was renamed ⁢the⁣ Coast​ Guard. Twenty-four years later,‍ in​ 1939, the ​Lighthouse Service was incorporated into the Coast Guard. ⁢Other agencies⁣ were also consolidated into the Coast Guard, ⁣including the Bureau of Navigation & Steamboat Inspection in 1946. In 1967,⁢ the Coast Guard was transferred ‍from the Treasury Department to the Department of Transportation. This holiday was ‍created ⁢to honor the achievements of those ‌who⁤ have ​served in the Coast Guard (or the Revenue Cutter Service⁤ before‌ 1915) and has been celebrated in various ways since the late 18th century.

Movies That Feature ⁢The U.S Coast Guard

Have you ‍been thinking about celebrating this holiday? If so, you might want ⁤to consider doing so by watching a movie that features the U.S Coast Guard. There are many movies‍ that include the ⁣U.S Coast Guard, ⁢offering a glimpse into its ​operations. Below are some U.S Coast Guard movies that we recommend, although⁤ we must note⁢ that in some of ‌the following movies, the ​Coast Guard plays ‍a relatively minor role.

  • Top Gun⁤ (1986)
  • Day Of The Dolphin (1973)
  • The Hunt For Red October​ (1990)
  • Deepwater Horizon ‍(2016)

Observing National Coast Guard Day

National Coast Guard Day is primarily commemorated by individual units or ‍commands within the U.S Coast Guard. However, ‍that doesn’t ​mean‌ the general public can’t celebrate it as well. The public can observe ⁣this holiday by ⁢visiting ​one of the Coast Guard museums across the U.S., or by​ attending one⁢ of the community events that celebrate‍ this day with pageantry. Alternatively, you can simply⁢ watch one⁣ of the many Coast Guard-themed ⁣movies ⁢available. While ‌doing so, don’t⁣ forget to use ⁢the hashtag #NationalCoastGuardDay on your social media accounts to encourage ‍others to observe this holiday.

When is it?
This year (2024)
August 4 Sunday
Next year (2025)
August 4 Monday
Last year (2023)
August 4 Friday
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