America’s Often-Neglected Armed Service Celebrates Its 103rd Birthday

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    I have no idea why this says 103 years. It’s ancestry actually dates back to Alexander Hamilton in 1790 when he established the Revenue Marine.

    The Coast Guard that exists today was officially created in 1915, when the Revenue Cutter Service was combined with the Life-Saving Service to create a flexible force with a broad range of responsibilities and capabilities.

    The Life Saving Services was formed in 1848. So technically, Coasties have been around for more than 200 years.;

    The American public owes this service a debt of gratitude for all of the ways it keeps us safe, and it deserves the full support of those in Congress to ensure it has what it needs to complete its vital missions.

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