Coast Guard t-shirts show your support and gratitude for the nearly 42,000 men and women on active duty, working day and night to defend our country’s maritime interests.
Additionally, more than 8,000 reservists, over 8,800 civilians, and in excess of 30,000 volunteer Auxiliarists have chosen to dedicate themselves to this branch of the United States armed forces.
Opting to wear a Coast Guard shirt shows your pride for our country and the brave, self-less individuals who sacrifice so much to keep us safe. While it may seem like a small gesture, it really means lot to those involved with the organization.
Our Coast Guard shirts proudly display the Semper Paratus motto of the United States Coast Guard, meaning "always ready." While the individual meaning of a U.S. Coast Guard Shirt is found in the heart of the person wearing it, significance often includes:
Honor to be an active member of the Coast Guard.
Pride, as a veteran, for years of dedicated service.
Devotion to loved ones currently serving and those who have served in the past.
Appreciation for the protection the Coast Guard provides our country.
Whether you have a personal affiliation with the organization or are simply thankful for all they do, showing your gratitude with a Coast Guard shirt is a small gesture that means a lot.
As one of the five armed forces of the United States ─ the only military organization within the Department of Homeland Security - the Coast Guard has been protecting our nation since 1790. The dedicated individuals that make up this organization maintain a strong local, regional, national, and international presence. In fact, during the year 2012, the Coast Guard responded to 19,790 Search and Rescue cases, saved 3,560 lives and more than $77 million in property.
Wearing a U.S. Coast Guard shirt serves as a silent thank you to all the brave members of this organization and their families, publicly acknowledging all their hard work. While you can’t personally reach out to all those who have served, Coast Guard tee shirts allow you to take your pride with you wherever you go.