The United States Coast Guard has been serving the interests of America since it's inception in 1790. Previously known under different names such as the Revenue Marines or Revenue Cutter Service, it adopted it's current name in 1915 when Congress united the Revenue Cutter Service with the Life-Saving Service. A military force of professionals, the U.S. Coast Guard is a national instrument of maritime safety, security and environmental stewardship. Aside from saving life at sea and enforcing law, in 1939 President Roosevelt transferred the lighthouse service to the Coast Guard. In 1946 Congress permanently transferred the Commerce Department's Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation to the Coast Guard, placing merchant marine licensing and merchant vessel safety under their jurisdiction. In 1967 the U.S.C.G. adopted the racing stripe design while being transferred to serve under the Department of Transportation. Then in 2003, it was transferred again to the Department of Homeland Security, where it has remained. After more than two centuries of service Atlanta Cutlery is happy to say HAPPY 226 BIRTHDAY UNITED STATES COAST GUARD!!!
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