About National Coast Guard Day
The Coast Guard is one of America's five military services. They exist to defend and preserve the United States. They protect the personal safety and security of the American people; the marine transportation system and infrastructure; natural and economic resources; and the territorial integrity of the nation–from both internal and external threats, natural and man-made. The Coast Guard protect these interests in U.S. ports and inland waterways, along the coasts, on international waters.