Did you know that the US Coast Guard has a birthday right around the corner?
Although it wasn't until 1915 that the US Coast Guard is how we see it today, history traces back to August 4, 1790 as the US Coast Guard's founding date. On this date, the first Congress approved Alexander Hamilton to construct 10 ships manned by 40 officers. These vessels were created to combat smuggling and enforce tariffs.
In general the US Coast Guard is tasked with protecting the country's coasts and interests abroad.
It'll celebrate its 231st birthday on August 4th...so Happy Birthday US Coast Guard.
If you know someone in the US Coast Guard, give them a shout out in the comments!