United States Coast Guard
"In 1790 a predecessor of the U.S. Coast Guard was established by the First Congress of the United States. This newly formed maritime force did not have an official name. Rather, it was referred to simply as "the cutters" or "the system of cutters." This small force was to enforce national laws, in particular, those dealing with tariffs. At the time, these cutters were the only maritime force available to the new government under the Constitution. The Continental Navy had been disbanded in 1785. Thus, between 1790 and 1798, there was no United States Navy and the cutters were the only warships protecting the coast, trade, and maritime interests of the new republic."©USCG
The Coast Guard participated in the [W]ar of 1812, the Seminole wars and was divided during the time of the US Civil War. They took part in the Mexican War and the Spanish American War.
The Coast Guard provided escort for transport and supply ships centered at Gibraltar
Coast Guard personnel provided US Shoreline National Security walking beaches, sometimes on horseback and sometimes with dogs. On sea the USCG primarily operated in cold weather ports in and around Greenland. The Coast Guard sank 11 enemy submarines and was responsible for the first capture of an enemy vessel at sea.
The Coast Guard conducted search and rescue missions from bases in the Philippines, Guam, Wake, and Barbers Point Hawaii. They also assisted South Korea to set up and train their own Coast Guard which evolved to become the South Korean Navy.
The Coast Guard was engaged in shallow water operations including search and rescue.
They inspected junks for contraband,
1975 — 2015
The USCG is actively engaged in the War to end Global Terrorism worldwide; air, sea and land.
The Creed of the US Coast Guard
I am proud to be a United States Coast Guardsman.
I revere that long line of expert seamen who by their
devotion to duty and sacrifice of self have made it
possible for me to be a member of a service honored
and respected, in peace and in war, throughout the world.
I never, by word or deed, will bring reproach upon the
fair name of my service nor permit others to do so unchallenged.
I will cheerfully and willingly obey all lawful orders.
I will always be on time to relieve and shall endeavor
to do more, rather than less than my share. I will always
I shall, so far as I am able, bring to my seniors
solutions, not problems. I shall live joyously, but
always with due regard for the rights and privileges
of others. I shall endeavor to be a model citizen in the
community in which I live. I shall sell life dearly to
an enemy of my country, but give it freely to rescue
those in peril. With God's help, I shall endeavor to
be one of His noblest works...
A UNITED STATES COAST GUARDSMAN
THE COAST GUARD HYMN
[Actually the Coast Guard Marching Song]
From Aztec Shore to Arctic Zone,
To Europe and Far East,
The Flag is carried by our ships
in times of war and peace;
And never have we struck it yet
In spite of foemen's might,
Who cheered our crews and cheered
again for showing how to fight.
We're always ready for the call,
We place our trust in Thee,
Through surf and storm and howling gale,
High shall our purpose be.
"Semper Paratus" is our guide,
Our fame, our glory too.
To fight to save or fight to die,
Aye! Coast Guard we are for you!
SURVEYOR and NARCISSUS,
The EAGLE and DISPATCH,
These names are hard to match,
From Barrow's shores to Paraguay,
Great Lakes or ocean's wave,
The Coast Guard fights through storms
and winds, to punish or to save.
Aye! We've been always ready!
To do, to fight, or die
Write glory to the shield we wear
In letters to the sky.
To sink the foe or save the maimed,
Our mission and our pride.
We'll carry on 'til Kingdom Come,
Ideals for which we've died.
Erected 2015 by Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, Vietnam • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1775.
Location. 41° 45.715′ N, 76° 26.556′ W. Marker is in Towanda, Pennsylvania, in Bradford County. Memorial is at the intersection of Main Street and U.S. 6, on the left when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Bradford County Veterans Memorial Park, Towanda PA 18848, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United States Air Force (here, next to this marker); The War Ravaged Tree (here, next to this marker); In Memory And Never Forgotten (here, next to this marker); Medal of Honor Recipients During the American Civil War (here, next to this marker); United States Navy (a few steps from this marker); United States Army (a few steps from this marker); United States Marine Corps (a few steps from this marker); The Quintessential Soldier (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Towanda.
Also see . . .
1. United States Coast Guard History. (Submitted on August 8, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Semper Paratus - United States Coast Guard Marching Song on YouTube. (Submitted on August 8, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. U.S. Coast Guard Hymn on YouTube. (Submitted on August 8, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 3, 4. submitted on November 22, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.