Home History Happy birthday to the U.S. Navy

Happy birthday to the U.S. Navy

by The 100 Companies
Happy birthday to the U.S. Navy

Established during the Revolutionary War, the United States Navy turns 245 on Tuesday, Oct. 13. The Continental Navy was established in 1775 and included two armed vessels with the purpose of disrupting the British supply ships.

In 1972, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Elmo Zumwalt designated Oct. 13 as the Navy’s official birthday, ordering the day be celebrated “to enhance a greater appreciation of our Navy heritage, and to provide a positive influence toward pride and professionalism in the naval service.”

The whole family can celebrate virtually by exploring one of America’s historic aircraft carriers, the USS Midway. Happy Birthday, Navy!

Katie Householder, On 3 Public Relations

You may also like

Leave a Comment

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!