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Semper Paratus—Always Ready: Celebrating the US Coast Guard

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Today, August 4, Learning Without Tears is celebrating our service members in the US Coast Guard. This is a day of recognition for the military branch that protects our waters and shore lines. On this date in 1790, Congress authorized the construction of 10 cutters to enforce US tariff laws. The name “Coast Guard” was first used in 1915.


While we are saluting these men and women that protect us on the water, let’s also take a look at what the sailors on the USS John C. Stennis are up to! Go to Supporting Our Sailors at Sea to see samples of the letters students have written to the sailors on our adopted ship, the sailors’ answers to the most frequently asked questions, and new pictures and videos.


In these last few weeks of summer fun, remember to be safe on the water and wear a life jacket!


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By Elizabeth Feldman Elizabeth earned a B.A. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland. After many years of marketing and project management consulting for companies including Blackboard, International English Language Testing System (IELTS), and Remote Learner, she is now with Learning Without Tears.