Dedication on display

Dedication on display

“In bootcamp, I was the colors team captain,” said Seaman Apprentice Courtney Gray. “For me, it’s always been something I’ve admired and respected even before I joined the Coast Guard. Our respect for the flag shows what kind of nation we are. It’s always been very dear to my heart.”


Revenue Cutter Rush in full dress colors

History: “Dressing the Ship” on Independence Day

Written by Scott Price, Coast Guard Historian. Throughout history, from the Revenue Cutter Service to the U.S. Coast Guard, July 4 is celebrated and honored through a proud maritime custom common to national holidays and special events – “dressing ship.” […]