Coast Guard Day message from President Obama

President Obama at Coast Guard Station Venice, La.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley.

August 4th is a special day of the year for Coast Guard men and women and those who support them. Known as Coast Guard Day, it is a time of celebration and reflection on service and sacrifice to the Nation. For the past several years, the Coast Guard has shared it’s birthday with the Commander in Chief and President Barack Obama has taken some time from his own celebration to recognize our Service and send greetings to those who celebrate the anniversary of the Nation’s oldest continuous naval service.

We wish President Obama a happy 51st birthday and share with you his letter to the Coast Guard as we celebrate our 222nd birthday.

A letter from President of the United States Barack Obama on the 222nd birthday of the U.S. Coast Guard.

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