Today the Coast Guard celebrates 227 years as the nation’s premier maritime law enforcement community. The U.S. Coast Guard mission, originally envisioned by Alexander Hamilton, has grown from enforcing maritime laws and collecting tariffs to ensuring maritime safety, security and stewardship along our shores and across the globe. Today’s Coast Guard personnel continue to serve with the same honor, respect and devotion to duty as their predecessors; saving lives, protecting the environment and defending the homeland.

One of the oldest organizations of the federal government, the Coast Guard, then known as the Revenue-Marine, served as the nation’s only armed forces afloat until Congress established the Navy Department in 1798 and has proudly served in every one of our nation’s conflicts. Today’s 21st century Coast Guard is the only one of the five service branches of the United States military within the Department of Homeland Security.

Zeiders celebrates the legacy of this formative service and the heroism of each and every person that takes the oath to protect the country as a part of the U.S. Coast Guard. We send a special thank-you to our employees who have an affiliation with the Coast Guard as a member, veteran, spouse, or parent, living every day Semper Paratus (Always Ready). Zeiders is proud of our people and inspired by our shared core values of Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty.

Happy Birthday Coast Guard!