Navy Birthday: Make it Known! Thank a Member of the U.S. Navy.
Sunday, Oct. 13th, 10am
3450 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
Washington, D.C., DC
The Navy Was Born
On October 13, 1774 the Continental Congress voted to arm and man two sailing vessels. From this small beginning grew the world’s largest naval force. Establishing a navy was a bold move for the colonies. Navy Birthday is important because the Continental Navy helped defeat the British. Still today the United States Navy helps to serve and protect our country aiming to keep peace throughout the world. For these reasons Navy Birthday is a National Day that should be celebrated. It does not need to be an official holiday since we have Veterans Day in November.