The United States Navy Turns 242 Today


 Jack Barnes, Board Member of America – Celebrate, Honor & Serve, is pleased to announce that 242 is the magic number on Friday, October 13 when the United States Navy celebrates its birthday.
The United States Navy (USN) observes its birthday every year on October 13th. This date has become an official holiday which is celebrated in the United States by those who currently serve, are related to someone who currently serves, or by those who may have once served in the United States Navy.
This year’s theme, to recognize 242 years of service to the country, is “Sea Power to Protect and Promote.”
Says Barnes: “A-CHS will be delivering three Belmar Bakery cakes, devil’s food with white icing, on Thursday (10/12) to three different U.S. Navy units – Amarillo MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Station), NOSC (Navy Operational Support Center) Amarillo, and USN Recruiting, Amarillo.
“Our team members salute the U.S. Navy on its special birthday. Men and women belong on ships, ships belong at sea, haze gray and underway! Thank You shipmates for your service to our community and country.”
The U.S. Navy is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. The USN is currently the largest, most powerful navy in the world, with the highest combined battle fleet tonnage. As of June 2017, the service has more than 342,000 active-duty personnel and 106,000 in the Navy Reserve.
“A good Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guaranty of peace.” – Theodore Roosevelt
In 1972, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt authorized the recognition of October 13th as the official birthday of the United States Navy. On October 13, 1775, the Continental Congress established a naval force, hoping that a small fleet would be able to offset the uncontested exercise of British sea power. 

(Press Release from America – Celebrate, Honor & Serve)

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