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Happy 218th Birthday US Coast Guard

The United States Coast Guard has kept our waterways safe and secure for 218 years.  On its birthday this August the 4th, it's a wonderful time to reflect on its history and more importantly give thanks to those who have served.  The Coast Guard dates back to 1790 and is the 5th branch of the US military.  Their primary mission is to enforce maritime law while protecting our economic interest and safety. They fight the illegal drugs war from the water borders and save lives including more than a million people. Protecting our shores is a daunting task and the smallest branch of the military has been charged with the challenge. About 40,000 men and woman are on active duty.  On an average day, the Coast Guard saves 14 lives, assists 98 people in distress, halts 17 illegal migrants and seizes almost $13 million in illegal drugs.  The Coast Guard motto is Semper Paratus, meaning "Always Ready."  Happy Birthday US Coast Guard! Thank you for your service to our great country.  Charleston, SC is proud to be home to USCG Sector Charleston.

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Michele Reneau, ABR, GRI, CRS

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Comment balloon 2 commentsMichele Reneau • August 05 2008 08:31AM


I have always thought that this is the most underecognized branch of our armed services.  Nice tribute.

Posted by Larry Bettag, Regional Vice-President (Larry Bettag - Cherry Creek Mortgage) over 9 years ago

Thanks Larry! I have many Coast Guard clients and am always amazed at some of their stories.  They do a great job and take it very seriously!

Posted by Michele Reneau, Realtor, GRI ~ Charleston, SC Relocation Experts Team (Certified Staging Professional (CSP) Elite Instructor) over 9 years ago

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