The United States NAVY

 

 

 

 

 

 

US Navy

The official home page of the United States Navy.

www.navy.mil

 

 

                                                                                        

US Navy Reserve

The official home page of the United States Naval Reserve.

www.navyreserve.navy.mil

 

 

 

 

US Merchant Marines 
The official home page of the US Merchant Marines.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY UNITED STATES NAVY

October 13, 1775 - October 13, 2013

Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Friday, October 13, 1775, the Continental Congress of the Untied States voted in key legislation which would establish the Continental Navy.  Within a few days of that vote, the Congress also established a Naval Committee which would oversee all areas of naval operation. 
 
Though growing to over fifty, our country's first fleet began with only two armed vessels, dispatched with the intention of intercepting British ships carrying ammunition supplies.  At the close of the Revolutionary War, Congress dis-banned the Continental Navy, selling the ships, and releasing the sailors from duty. 
 
On April 30, 1798, our country's Department of the Navy was formed, as Congress had been authorized to re-establish the Navy when our Constitution was ratified in 1789,  Thus, originally named the Continental Navy, today's Navy has its roots in and celebrates its birth date as October 13, 1775.  This was first officially recognized in 1972 by order of the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Elmo. R. Zumwalt.
 
 
Please see slide show: 
http://www.usni.org/heritage/OldNavySlideshow.asp
 


 
Happy 238th Birthday to the United States Navy, October 13, 2013!

~ Rev. Lin

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

NAVY DAY - October 27th


 
In 1922, the Navy League of the United Stated selected October 27th as 'Navy Day', a day in which to recognize and celebrate our Naval Forces.   Chaired by former Navy League National President Breckenridge, the first national Navy Day celebration was held that year with Navy shore stations and ships hosting 'open houses' across the nation.  With great pride and enthusiasm, people gathered to see the Navy on display!
 
The Secretary of the Navy, Edwin Denby, received the following note from President Warren Harding at that time:
 
"Thank you for your note which brings assurance of the notable success which seems certain to attend the celebration of Navy Day on Friday, October 27, in commemoration of past and present services of the Navy. From our earliest national beginnings the Navy has always been, and deserved to be, an object of special pride to the American people. Its record is indeed one to inspire such sentiments, and I am very sure that such a commemoration as is planned will be a timely reminder."
 
"It is well for us to have in mind that under a program of lessening naval armaments there is a greater reason for maintaining the highest efficiency, fitness and morale in this branch of the national defensive service. I know how earnestly the Navy personnel are devoted to this idea and want you to be assured of my hearty concurrence."
 
President Calvin Coolidge, Harding's successor, continued support of Navy Day and our Naval Forces, stating in a letter dated August 29, 1923, that our United States Navy is our nation's "first line of defense".
 
Chief of Naval Operations designate Navy Day (10/27) and the Navy Birthday (10/13) to be the two dates to be celebrated Navy wide on an annual basis.  Parades, educational lectures, government proclamations, and celebrations sometimes lasting several days, have given rise to a greater appreciation for our Navy and Naval heritage as we have marked the celebration of Navy Day across our country.
 
The specific date for this special day of honor and celebration was selected by the Navy League in recognition of the birthday of President Theodore Roosevelt, who had served as the Assistant Secretary of the Navy and who adamantly supported the concept of Navy Day and the ideals of the United States Navy.  October 27th was also the anniversary date of the report issued by a special committee of the Continental Congress in 1775 calling for the purchase of merchant ships which established our Continental Navy.   
 
Though attempts have been made over the years to move the celebration of Navy Day to October 13, the 'Birthday of the Navy' and even to 'Armed Forces Day' which is celebrated in May, it remains recognized on October 27th.  In 1945, the October 27th celebration coincided with the return of hundreds of naval ships to the continental United States after their overseas service in WWII.   President Harry S. Truman reviewed the fleet in the New York Harbor, joined in the parade and other festivities, and delivered his 'Navy Address' to the nation in which he paid tribute to the men and women of the United States Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard and the ships which had carried them to victory in the war.  President Truman's address can be found here: 
http://millercenter.org/scripps/archive/speeches/detail/3342  
 
Though many countries establish a date on which to celebrate and honor their own Naval Forces, the United States Navy has remained the largest and most powerful Navy in the world since WWII.  A branch of the United States Department of Defense, the Department of the Navy includes the United States Marine Corps and during wartime engagement, the United States Coast Guard.  It is headed by the Secretary of the Navy and is the branch of our military force responsible for defending  our nation at sea and maintaining security on the seas wherever United States interests extend.

~ Rev. Lin

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Connecticut Military Department  http://www.ct.gov/mil/site/default.asp

Find a Navy Recruiter      www.navy.com/findarecruter

Connecticut Military Support Program  http://www.ct.gov/msp/site/default.asp

Connecticut Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve http://www.ctesgr.org/index.asp?pg=home 

 

 

 

CT - United States Navy Reserve

  • USNR Groton   Bldg #86  Grayling Ave.  Groton, CT  06349     Phone:  860-694-6561
  • USN Sub Group II  Navy Base New London  Groton, CT  06349     Phone: 860-694-4779
  • USNR Plainville  1 Linsley Drive  Plainville, CT  06062     Phone: 860-747-4563  ext. 1009 
  • Navy Supply Spt Bn Two   700 South Quaker La   West Hartford, CT  06110     Phone: 860-570-7268

UNITED STATES NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE   1 Crystal Lake Rd   Groton, CT 06349-5100    Phone:  860-694-4636

 

 

 

 

 

NAVY LINKS

US Merchant Marines    www.usmm.org

 

 

 

Submit Your Navy Website Link To Be Listed Here:  linda.mcgee@us.army.mil

 

 

 

Sailor's Creed

 

I am a United States Sailor.

I will support and defend the Constitution of

the United States of America and I will obey

the orders of those appointed over me.

 

I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy and

all who have gone before me to defend

freedom and democracy around the world.

 

I proudly serve my country's Navy combat

team with Honor, Courage and Commitment.

 

I am committed to excellence and the fair

treatment of all.

 

 

 

 

 

A Little Humor

BEST STORY OF A WALMART GREETER

 

Charley, a new retiree-greeter at Wall-Mart, just couldn't seem to get to work on time. Every day he was 5, 10, 15 minutes late. But he was a good worker, really tidy, clean-shaven, sharp minded and a real credit to the company and obviously demonstrating their "Older Person Friendly" policies.

 One day the boss called him into the office for a talk. "Charlie, I have to tell you, I like your work ethic, you do a bang up job, but your being late so often is quite bothersome." "Yes, I know boss, and I am working on it." ''Well good, you are a team player. That's what I like to hear.

However, it's odd though your coming in late. I know you're retired from the Armed Forces. What did they say if you came in late there?"

 ''They said, "Good morning Admiral, can I get your coffee, sir?'''

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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