“The Coast Guard has long been known as the armed service that gets more done for less.” — Howard Coble, Former U.S. Representative for North Carolina's 6th Congressional District & Coast Guard Veteran
Held every August 4, Coast Guard Day is a national holiday commemorating the 1790 founding of the United States Revenue Cutter Service, the maritime institution that was the predecessor to the Coast Guard. In 1915, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson merged the Revenue-Marine with another agency known as the United States Life-Saving Service, creating the military branch we know today as the Coast Guard. According to the USO, the Coast Guard responds to more than 15,000 search-and-rescue cases along the 100,000 miles of United States coastline and waterways each year, and saves the lives of 10 people on an average day. PASH salutes all active-duty service members and veterans this Coast Guard Day for keeping our shores and waterways safe!