Sailors from Hampton Roads are deployed all over the world defending freedom and protecting our country. Today, we want to recognize the U.S. Navy’s 240th Birthday. On October 13 there were commemorations aboard ships and squadrons across the Hampton Roads area highlighting the Navy’s history.
In 1775, the naval force was established through the Continental Congress. Since the American Revolution to today’s war against ISIS, the U.S. Navy has worked hard to defend our country.
During the American Revolution, the Navy helped defend the U.S. against the largest power in the world at that time. America’s Navy was later attacked at Pearl Harbor to start the United States’ involvement in World War II, and it was the Navy and Marine Corps who finished the war in the Pacific. In 2011, U.S. Navy SEALS from Hampton Roads led the famous attack on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad killing the most wanted man in the world.
We want to salute all of our Sailors, civilians, families and veterans who have made and continue to make our Navy so strong. Happy Birthday to the U.S. Navy!