The Coast Guard celebrates its 226th birthday in August this year. The Coast Guard is one of America's five armed forces and traces its founding to Aug. 4, 1790, when the first Congress authorized the construction of 10 vessels to enforce tariff and trade laws, prevent smuggling, and protect the collection of federal revenue. Responsibilities added over the years included humanitarian duties such as aiding mariners in distress.
The service received its present name in 1915 when the Revenue Cutter Service merged with the U.S. Life-Saving Service to form a single maritime service dedicated to the safety of life at sea and enforcing the nation's maritime laws.
and, it is also National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!
If you truly enjoy dessert, this is a good time for you to indulge. From free chocolate chip cookies to discounts on cakes and candy, use these Cookie Day deals to eat your way through this delicious holiday without paying full price.
- 1800Baskets: Use code SNACKS20 to save 20 percent on snack gift baskets until Sept. 30.
- Bake Me a Wish: Take 15 percent off birthday cake delivery with code HB15 until Sept. 7.
- Baskin Robbins: Take $3 off any $15 or more ice cream cake with this printable coupon until Aug. 14.
- BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: Use this coupon to get a free Pizookie with any $9.95 food purchase until Aug. 31.
- Cheryl’s: Take 15 percent off any purchase with code TAKE15 until Oct. 31.
- Cookies by Design: Enter code ACCUSA16 at checkout to take 15 percent off orders greater than $40 until Dec. 31.
- DoubleTree by Hilton: Walk into any DoubleTree hotel — with or without a reservation — and at the train stations in NYC and Chicago on Aug. 4 to receive a free chocolate chip cookie as part of their “Nice Travels” movement.
- Eleni’s New York: Enjoy free shipping on orders more than $50 with code SHIPFREE until Dec. 2050.
- Great American Cookies: Buy one regular cookie, get the second free when you register to receive email updates.
- Max & Erma’s: Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day one day early by heading to Max & Erma’s on Wednesday for Free Cookie Day. Get two free freshly baked cookies with any menu purchase every Wednesday — no coupon required.
- Mazzio’s: Get a small chocolate chip dessert pizza for $3 with this printable coupon until Dec. 31.
- Mrs. Fields: Use code MW15 to save 15 percent off your order until Dec. 31.
- My M&M’s: Save 10 percent on orders greater than $50 with code MYSAVINGS10 until Dec. 31 .
- Steak ‘n Shake: Present this coupon to save $1 off a regular-sized classic milkshake until Sept. 18.
- Tate’s Bake Shop: Enter code TATESTREATS at checkout to take 20 percent off any order until Jan. 2017.
- Tortuga Rum Cakes: Get a free 4-ounce golden rum cake with purchase of a 32-ounce golden rum cake with code GOFORGOLD until Aug. 21.
- Village Inn: Present this coupon to receive 20 percent off your check until Aug. 5.
So, if the you cross paths with the USCG today give them a cookie.