Today, we honor the military branch that protects our waters and shorelines: the United States Coast Guard.
Did you know that the term "Coast Guard" wasn't used until 1915? This military branch originated on August 4, 1790 and was originally referred to as the Revenue Cutter Service. More than two hundred years later, we celebrate all that the Coast Guard has done to protect our country!
Did you know that Grand Haven, Michigan, is known as Coast Guard City, USA? Historically, this town's annual celebration has been famous for its large celebration and commemoration of the Coast Guard.
To celebrate this day, make sure to take a moment to commemorate the Coast Guard. Show how much you appreciate the men and women of the Coast Guard and decorate your windows, front door, or porch with patriotic colors!
- August 04, 2020 is also National White Wine Day | National Night Out | Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
- August is National Goat Cheese Month | National Peach Month | National Water Quality Month
- This week is National Aviation Week | Shark Week | Simplify Your Life Week