Friends of the USS Slater are set to commemorate the 229th Birthday of the United States Coast Guard on Sunday, August 4 at 9 am with a ceremony aboard the ship in Albany. “Coasties” and their friends and families are invited to attend.
The United States Coast Guard, one of the country’s five armed services, is a unique agency of the federal government. The service was founded on August 4, 1790 when the first Congress authorized the construction of ten vessels to enforce tariff and trade laws and prevent smuggling. Known variously as the Revenue Marine and the Revenue Cutter Service, the Coast Guard expanded in size and responsibilities as the nation grew. [Read more…] about Coast Guard Birthday at USS Slater in Albany