October 27, 2020
On October 27th, Take Pride in Our Country’s Mighty Navy
A common misconception is that Navy Day is the same as the birthday of the United States Navy. The Navy’s birthday falls on October 13th while Navy Day is celebrated on October 27th. Navy Day was designated on that date to have it coincide with the birthday of one of the staunchest supporters of the United States Navy, President Theodore Roosevelt, who was born on October 27, 1858.
Navy Day is a momentous occasion for all our brave men and women, both past and current, who represent the naval branch of our military.
Our country boasts of the most powerful navy in the world, with over 350,000 to 400,000 personnel on active duty. As an American, this is something we should be proud of. The sea presents no limits for our naval forces, and no one else comes close to the standards held by our sailors.
Our naval forces can conduct operations in international waters all over the world. Aside from supporting the other branches of our military, the United States Navy also performs vital peacekeeping missions and ensures security along sea routes that our merchants regularly ply, protecting them against pirates and other unfriendly forces.
The 5 Amazing Facts about Our Navy
The United States has around 40 naval bases located across the country, with the largest naval station in the world located in Norfolk, Virginia.
Thousands have served proudly in the United States Navy. With their heads held high, members of our naval forces live by the words engraved on the chapel doors of numerous naval academies in the country: “Non sibi, sed patriae,” which means, “Not for self, but for country.”
Take a look at these five amazing facts about our navy that not a lot of people know about:
- All the people that operate our submarines are volunteers. These are some of the best and selfless members of our military, staying underwater miles away from the surface where light can barely reach them.
- With a 200-foot wingspan, the Martin JRM Mars is the largest flying transport boat in existence, specifically built for our navy during World War II. At its time, it was one of the most intimidating aircraft in the world, dominating the air and landing anywhere it chooses, on dry land or the sea.
- Women are just as capable as men. More than 20% of all United States Navy service members are composed of women.
- The official song of the Naval Academy is “Anchor’s Aweigh.” It was written by Lieutenant Charles Zimmerman, who was then the musical director of the academy in 1906. More than a hundred years later, naval students and alumni still proudly sing the anthem he composed.
- The famous Blue Angels team belongs to our navy. Only 16 officers voluntarily serve the team each year. Their mission is to showcase the pride and professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps by inspiring a culture of excellence and service to the country through flight demonstrations and community outreach.
Remember and Support Our Suffering Veterans Today
As we celebrate Navy Day this October 27th, let’s not forget the brave men and women who once served our navy and other branches of our military.
Sadly, many of them are living in misery, burdened by a variety of woes, including their service-related disabilities and illnesses, including mental health issues. Many are unable to find decent and stable jobs to support themselves and their families. Some have fallen deep into poverty and have become homeless, forced to beg for alms on our streets just to stay alive.
How about reaching out to our nation’s heroes? You can easily do that by donating any vehicle you no longer need to us at Veteran Car Donations. We’ll put your vehicle up for auction, with the proceeds going to our veteran-focused nonprofit partners. These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations use the funding that we provide them to sustain their delivery of life-enhancing services to deserving veterans and their families. The services include free quality health care, financial aid, housing assistance, employment opportunities, family support, educational scholarships, psychotherapy services, and many other benefits.
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Help Out Our Nation’s Heroes Today!
Navy Day this October 27th is a great time to show that you care for our heroes. Donating a vehicle to Veteran Car Donations will help in improving their living conditions. Call us at 877-594-5822 or fill out our online donation form now!