Navy Day is October 27

Ships anchored on the Hudson River north above New York City for the 1945 Navy Day at the victorious end of World War II.

What is Navy Day?

Each year, the Navy League of the United States organizes Navy Day celebrations in cities all over the country. As a part of the celebration and in an effort to rally citizen support, the U.S. Navy sends a number of ships from the fleet to various ports. Navy Day in New York Harbor (shown above, 1945), for example, is of particular import every year.

Roosevelt's Navy

As the birthday of the Continental Navy falls on October 13 (1775), many naval historians and leaders lobbied for and were eventually able to convince the Navy League to define the new date of Navy Day as October 13, but the celebrations still largely fall on October 27. It remains thus because the date was originally chosen for its connection to Theodore Roosevelt, an outspoken naval enthusiast. . . October 27 is his birthday.

Raise a flag

So wherever you are, raise an American flag and a Navy flag in honor of the men and women who serve or have served in the United States Navy.

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