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Gathering at USS Slater for USCG birthday

ALBANY - The United States Coast Guard is two hundred twenty four years old on Sunday.
 
To mark the occasion, some Coast Guard families with friends and family gathered at the USS Slater in Albany on Sunday.

They recognized the 75th anniversary of the coast guard auxiliary.
   
The coast guard was founded in 17-90 when the first congress authorized the construction of ten vessels to enforce tariffs and prevent smuggling.