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Coast Guard Day 2012 l Photos

Today marks 222 years of service by the U.S. Coast Guard. Since being founded as the Revenue Cutter Service on Aug. 4, 1790, the Coast Guard has undergone many changes, but still lives up to its motto, “Semper Paratus.” The above photo gallery spotlights just a few of the roles that the Coast Guard plays as the oldest continuous maritime service in the United States.

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Steven Hoarn is the Editor/Photo Editor for Defense Media Network. He is a graduate of...

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    Wray Gillette

    Don’t see any CG DAY photos….

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    Steven Hoarn

    Wray Gillette, this slideshow wasn’t meant to be photos of Coast Guard Day 2012, but rather a highlighting of the array of invaluable missions that the Coast Guard performs. This slideshow was published on Aug. 4, so sorry for any confusion. The Coast Guard is sometimes underappreciated and given short shrift in this country, but Coast Guard Day is one of the few days of the year where they get their due.