Semper Paratus!

Join us in Wishing the U.S. Coast Guard a Happy 231st Birthday!

Aug 4, 2021

Happy birthday to the U.S. Coast Guard.  Born on the fourth of August in 1790, the Coast Guard is our Nation's oldest continuous seagoing service. Th Coast Guard has been the premier force in maritime safety, security, and stewardship for 231 years.  Today, they continue their noble mission of saving lives, protecting American coasts and ports, and guarding U.S. interests overseas.

CG HC-130For more than two centuries the Coast Guard has held fast to the core values of honor, respect, and devotion to duty since the Revolution, through World War II, Vietnam, and in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Today, we honor their service, sacrifices, and unique contribution to our nation. 

Did you know:

  • The Coast Guard was founded by Alexander Hamilton.
  • The Coast Guard was originally named the Revenue Cutter Service.
  • That their original mission was to take on piracy on the high seas.
  • Their motto is Semper Paratus, which means ALWAYS READY!

Happy 231st and Semper Paratus Coast Guard!

You are invited to come out to the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum to see our unique collection of Coast Guard aircraft!

Coast Guard Catalina on Patrol

HH-3F Pelican

Circa 1980's Coast Guard Aviation


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