October 27th is Navy Day! This day is dedicated to the hard work, dedication, and sacrifice of the United States Navy. The Navy League for the United States created the first Navy Day in 1922.
This day was selected because it is also President Theodore Roosevelt’s birthday, a famous supporter of the Navy. Navy Day also received special attention from our 29th President, Warren Harding. Harding wrote to the Secretary of the Navy Edwin Denby:
“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.”
Of course, the best way to celebrate today is let somebody you know who serves in the Navy just how much you appreciate all that they do – and hey, if you see ANY military person you can always thank them for their service! But today, it’s ALL about our men and women of the Navy! We salute you!