Coast Guard Celebrates 232nd Anniversary

August 4, 2022, marked the 232nd anniversary of the U.S. Coast Guard, originally created by Alexander Hamilton in 1790. This year, Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla Wilmette Harbor (95-39-06) honored its active duty brethren by delivering lunch and a special birthday cake to Station Wilmette Harbor, in Wilmette, Illinois.

The presentation team included (left to right in photo) Flotilla Commander Marc Pullman and Staff Officers Chris McAuliffe, Anita Lutkus and Frank Cavalier. The Auxiliary is composed of civilian volunteers. They are a key component of the Coast Guard and assist the active duty in promoting recreational boating safety. The Auxiliary’s missions include search and rescue at sea, teaching recreational boating safety classes and conducting complimentary safety checks on recreational boats. The Auxiliary prides itself on being “Semper Paratus” — always ready!