Posted On 13 Oct 2018
Celebrate the Navy’s Birthday on October 13 and recognize the brave men and women who have served our country — past and present. Established during the Revolutionary War, the original Continental Navy was formed, disbanded, and then reestablished nearly 10 years later. Today it’s the largest and most capable navy in the world, with the highest combined battle fleet tonnage. The Navy also boasts the world’s largest aircraft carrier fleet, over 300,000 active personnel, and nearly 100,000 in the Ready Reserve.
HOW TO OBSERVE NAVY BIRTHDAY
1. Visit the U.S. Navy Memorial
You’ll find it on Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, D.C. It honors those who have served — or are currently serving in the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and the Merchant Marine.
2. Tour a naval ship
The Navy makes a number of decommissioned ships available for public tours. Make it a part of your next vacation.
3. Go to a museum
With maritime museums all across the country, there’s ample opportunity to learn about the Navy and its history.