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October 27, 2023

Find Out Cool Ways to Honor Our Sailors!

Did you know that the United States Navy does not celebrate Navy Day on the same day as its founding anniversary? The maritime service branch of the United States Armed Forces holds Navy Day on October 27th even though its birthday is on October 13th.

Here’s the reason: Navy Day pays homage to one of the staunchest supporters of this military branch, President Theodore Roosevelt, who was born on October 27th, 1858.

Navy Day was eventually replaced by Armed Forces Day on October 27th, but it is still widely celebrated as part of a tradition that dates back to 1922. 

As the nation pays a snappy salute to the men and women of our Navy on their special day, Veteran Car Donations shares some more intriguing facts about this powerful branch of the U.S. military.

  1. Volunteer submariners

Because being deployed in a submarine can cause claustrophobia for some people due to the constricted space in a submarine, U.S. submarines are manned only by those who volunteer for the job.

  1. Girl power

Females are just as capable as men at sea. About 20% of U.S. Navy personnel are women. 

  1. Retired anchors

When anchors are fouled or no longer fit for service, they are given proper retirement by displaying them in Navy bases and communities. 

  1. Different Navy gun salutes

The U.S. Navy has different standards for its gun salutes when honoring senior officials. Admirals get a 17-gun salute while vice admirals are accorded 15 guns. Rear admirals for the upper half command 13 gun salutes while rear admirals for the lower half are given 11 gun salutes. Heads of state are accorded the standard 21-gun salute. 

  1. Navy jargon

Navy men and women need to learn the language of the ship quickly to communicate effectively. Navy jargons include ahoy (call for attention), brig (jail on a ship), dead ahead (straight ahead), general quarters or GQ (full readiness for battle), and XO (executive officer or the second person in command next to the captain).


How to Say ‘Thank You’ to the Men and Women of Our Navy

If you know a member of the U.S. Navy, make sure to give them a shoutout on Navy Day to thank them for their service. Here are other cool ways of showing them your appreciation and gratitude for protecting our nation at sea:

  1. Shoot them a message.

By sending them a flattering card, note, art card, GIF, or greeting through social media, you can show your appreciation for our Navy personnel by exercising your creativity. 

  1. Visit a Navy museum.

Some decommissioned battleships have been converted into museums. Take your family on an outing and see what an actual ship looks like and how a Navy man or woman spends their daily routine. 

  1. Get a nautical-inspired tattoo.

If you’re feeling sentimental about the role that the Navy plays in protecting our country, one great tribute is to get inked with a nautical-inspired design on Navy Day. 


Spare a Thought for the Needy Veterans in Your Community

In celebration of Navy Day, spare a thought for the veterans in your local community who are facing tough challenges in life. If you have a heart that’s willing to help them, all you have to do is donate any vehicle you can spare to us at Veteran Car Donations.

We’ll have your vehicle auctioned off, with the proceeds going to military and veteran nonprofit organizations that are in partnership with us. These reputable IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofits cater to our former service members who are homeless, unable to find jobs, and suffering from disabilities as well as serious illnesses, including mental health disorders.

Our charity partners use the funding we give them to provide deserving veterans with housing and financial assistance, employment and livelihood opportunities, family support, free quality health care and medical treatment, psychotherapy services, and many other services meant to improve their living conditions.

You will also benefit from your charitable contribution. We’ll quickly haul off your unwanted vehicle at a date, time, and place of your preference at absolutely no cost to you. Rest assured that we can collect your donation anywhere in the country.

You’ll also get to enjoy our quick and convenient donation process where you don’t have to do any paperwork. 

On top of that, your charitable contribution will entitle you to claim the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.

Perhaps more important than all those material rewards, you’ll find utmost satisfaction in knowing that your act of charity will be used to help uplift the lives of the suffering veterans and their families in your community.

We accept almost all types of vehicles, and we’re not picky when it comes to their ages or conditions. 

Check out our FAQs page for more information on our donation program. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call us through our 24/7 toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822 or you may send us a message here

Show You Care for Our Hurting Heroes Today! 

Our veterans made enormous sacrifices to protect us from harm and safeguard our freedoms. It’s about time for us to give back. Show your care for our hurting heroes with your vehicle donation. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now!  

Veteran Car Donations operates in all 50 states.

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