United States Coast Guard Celebrates 227 Years of Service (Multi-Video)

“”Wherever you fit in this organization, regardless of your specialty, you are part of a legacy and Coast Guard family that reaches back more than two centuries and has never meant more to the Nation than it does today. “

“As your Commandant, I thank you for making ours the world’s best Coast Guard.”

– Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft

(Hear Adm. Paul Zukunft’s full message. Courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard and YouTube)

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke today released the following statement on the United States Coast Guard’s 227th birthday:

“Today, Coast Guard men and women stationed around the globe will celebrate 227 years of service by honoring their rich history and looking ahead to a future of dedicated service to our nation.”

“The Coast Guard stands ready to protect U.S. security and economic interests whenever and wherever called upon- in our coastal waters, the Arctic region and abroad.”

(The U.S. Coast Guard’s 227th birthday is on August 4, 2017. The Fifth District would like to celebrate the occasion by highlighting the many missions the Coast Guard performs every day. Courtesy of US Coast Guard Video by Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki and YouTube)

“Notably, the brave men and women of the Coast Guard operate thousands of miles below our southern border, securing our country from transnational organized criminals, human smugglers and terrorist threats before they reach our shores and harm our citizens.”

“Their efforts are a critical part of the department’s mission to protect the homeland and the American people.”

DHS Acting Secretary Elaine Duke
DHS Acting Secretary Elaine Duke

“We are grateful for these extraordinary men and women – active duty, reserve, civilian, and auxiliary – who proudly serve in critical jobs afloat, ashore, and in the air to protect our maritime interests and national security, as well as save lives every day.”

“Thank you for continuing to ensure our nation’s safety, security, and prosperity.”

– DHS Acting Secretary Elaine Duke

Editor’s note: Thank you for your service and dedication to our wonderful nation. You make us all proud to be Americans. Wishing you Fair Winds and Following Seas.