Saturday, October 13, 2007

Happy Birthday To The United States Navy!

So clearly today will be all Navy, 24/7! You understand, I'm sure.

Today is the 232nd birthday of the United States Navy.
"On Friday, October 13, 1775, meeting in Philadelphia, the Continental Congress voted to fit out two sailing vessels, armed with ten carriage guns, as well as swivel guns, and manned by crews of eighty, and to send them out on a cruise of three months to intercept transports carrying munitions and stores to the British army in America. This was the original legislation out of which the Continental Navy grew and as such constitutes the birth certificate of the navy."
U.S. Navy Band Celebrates the 232nd Navy Birthday

CNO's Birthday Message to the Fleet

MCPON Birthday Message to the Fleet

From Navy Times "Happy birthday, Navy!"

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