Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Second Chance

I just know that most of you remembered and celebrated Air Force Day. But for those of you who might not have it written on your calendar and who just might have missed it, never fear. I am here to remind you that Wednesday is Coast Guard Day.

Grand Haven Michigan is in the midst of their Coast Guard Day celebration that kicked off July 30 and goes until August 8th.

A little history:

Air Force Day was established on August 1, 1947, by President Truman "in recognition of the personnel of the victorious Army Air Forces and all those who have developed and maintained our nation's air strength." August 1 was chosen to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment, in 1907, of the Aeronautical Division in the Office of the Chief Signal Officer of the Army.

August 4 is celebrated as Coast Guard Day to honor the establishment on that day in 1790 of the Revenue Cutter Service, forebear of today's Coast Guard, by the Treasury Department. On that date, Congress, guided by Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, authorized the building of a fleet of ten cutters, whose responsibility would be enforcement of the first tariff laws enacted by Congress under the Constitution.

Oh, in case you didn't already know, dh and I are Air Force, 1 son Coast Guard, 2 sons and dil are army, 1 daughter and sil are navy and 2 play in a band.

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