Today is U.S. Coast Guard Day
August 4, 2008 7:24am CST
U.S. Coast Guard Day honors the military branch that protects our waters and shorelines. The U.S. Defense Department suggests that this day is largely an internal celebration for all Coast Guard personnel and their families, past and present. But, we'd like to encourage everyone to honor the brave members of this important branch of the military. Celebrate U.S. Coast Guard Day by learning more about the responsibilities and functions of the U.S. Coast Guard. They are now playing an even more extensive role in Homeland Security to protect our country. I think I know someone in every branch of the service but the Coast Guard. That's interesting. Considering we live right by the Chesapeake Bay.
• United States
4 Aug 08
Hello kimbers867. I live on the gulf coast of Florida so the Coast Guard is a pretty big deal down here. They are always looking for someone's boat, or a person that went diving that no one could find, or a swimmer, or someone like that. They must have interesting, yet stressful jobs. I've never known anyone in the Coast Guard either.