U.S.S. Slater hosts celebration of Coast Guard Day
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The United States Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary is celebrating Coast Guard Day on the U.S.S. Slater.
This Sunday marks the 224th anniversary for the Coast Guard and the 75th for the Auxiliary.
Coast Guard Day is held every August to commemorate the founding of the U.S. Coast Guard and the authorization of the of the first ten revenue cutters to enforce the initial tariff laws enacted by Congress under the Constitution.
The Coast Guard Auxiliary was founded in 1939 by an act of Congress as the Coast Guard Reserve and then re-designated the Auxiliary in 1941.
More than 31,000 Auxiliary members nationwide contribute millions of hours every year in support of Coast Guard Missions.