US Coast Guard “Semper Paratus” –Always Ready
The U.S. Coast Guard is a division of the US Armed Forces that is deployed everyday for marine environmental protection, maritime homeland security, maritime law enforcement, search and rescue. It was established on 28 January 1915 as a maritime law enforcement military branch with jurisdiction in both international and domestic waters under the Department of Homeland Security and can be assigned to the Department of Navy in times of war.
The Coast Guard was established under the Department of the Treasury on August 4, 1790 in the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service by Alexander Hamilton. The Revenue Cutter Service was the only naval force of the U.S until the Navy was re-established in 1798.
The present headquarters of the Coast Guard is at 2100 Second Street, SW, in Washington, D.C. The four components of the Coast Guard are Regular, Reserve, Auxiliary and Coast Guard civilian employees. Their basic ethical guidelines are honor, respect and devotion to duty.
The Racing Stripe is the official Service mark of the US Coast Guard designed in 1964 and first used in 1967. It has a narrow blue stripe, a narrow white stripe between and a broad CG red bar shield at the center. The stripes are angled at a 64 degree, which is similar to the year the Racing Stripe was designed.
oast Guard Rings Custom Designed
The Coast Guard Rings are a distinct crafted military symbol of the honor, service and pride of a Guardian. These rings make a great way for members of the Coast Guard to commemorate their service and commitment to duty.
There are several designs to choose from on these special rings. You can engrave the Guardian Ethos such as:
I am America’s Maritime Guardian.
I serve the citizens of the United States.
I will protect them.
I will defend them.
I will save them.
I am their Shield.
For them I am Semper Paratus.
I live the Coast Guard Core Values.
I am a Guardian.
We are the United States Coast Guard.
You can also personalize your coast guard ring just like military rings, by engraving your name, year, rank, emblem and adding your birthstone. Coast Guard rings allow the bearer to express and celebrate patriotism and commitment to service.