“One of the best ways to support your country is to serve it.” These words are spoken by a sailor in this video and they are full of truth.
For 245 years, since Oct. 13, 1775, the men and women of the United States Navy have been serving the nation with skill, determination, courage and pride. They have fought our enemies on every ocean and sea. They have maintained the freedom of the nation and of the open seas with unswerving dedication.
Today, the U.S Navy continues its almost two and a half century old service to the nation. Navy ships and sailors are stationed all around the world. They help to maintain the freedom of the seas for global trade, they help in the continuing efforts to combat global terrorism and much more.
Watch the video below to hear what the US Navy means to those who serve.
The United States Navy also serves the needs of those who have suffered from natural disasters with her Mobile Construction Battalions (Seabees) and medical needs through the skills and care of Navy doctors, nurses, Corpsmen and other medical personnel of her Hospital Ships wherever they are needed.
The proud traditions of service are well ingrained in the men and women who serve in our United States Navy at every level, every rank and through every rating.
Watch the video below to see more.
Let us all celebrate with the United States Navy today on their 245th birthday. Bravo Zulu, Navy! May you enjoy, “Fair Winds and Following Seas” for another 245 years.
Dan Doyle is a husband, father, grandfather, Vietnam veteran, and retired professor of Humanities at Seattle University. He taught 13 years at the high school level and 22 years at the university level. He spends his time now babysitting his granddaughter. He is a poet and a blogger as well. Dan holds an AA degree in English Literature, a BA in Comparative Literature, and an MA in Theology, and writes regularly for The Veterans Site Blog.