Litchfield Park Mayor Thomas L. Schoaf will lead a virtual ceremony honoring the U.S. Coast Guard’s 230th birthday at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4.
The city of usually invites residents to attend flag-raising ceremonies, but due to concerns over COVID-19 they are being broadcast on the city’s YouTube channel.
The U.S. Coast Guard is the country’s maritime first responder and operates under the motto, Semper Paratus, “always ready.”
USCG has a workforce of 87,569, according to its website, uscg.mil. Of those, 40,992 are active duty, 7,000 are in the Reserve, 31,000 are Auxilliary and 8,577 are civilian workers.