Today is Navy Day, which is not to be confused with observance of the Birthday of the Navy on 13 October.
As it turns out, Navy Day derives in part from the birthday of the once Assistant Secretary of the Navy in 1922, who happened to be Theodore Roosevelt (who promoted the expansion of the Navy). Also in 1775 on this day the first ships were purchased by the Continental Congress which were the core of a new Navy.
Alas, the last official military observance of Navy Day was in 1949.
But we don’t care.
Happy Navy Day!
On a more somber note, one of the readers here asked for prayers for the family of a friend, the USN pilot who died in a training crash recently in Alabama, LT Ross, also married to a Navy officer. R.I.P.