October 27 – Navy Day

“Navy Day” was originally celebrated on October 27 th, the birth date of President Theodore Roosevelt. President Roosevelt was the former Assistant Secretary of the Navy and a major supporter.

In 1949 “Navy Day” was officially replaced by Armed Forces Day which is celebrated on the 3rd Saturday of May for the U.S.

Even with the replacement of Armed Forces Day the “Navy Day” celebrations continue within the Navy. The Navy League, a civilian organization, chose October 27 to celebrate “Navy Day” and plan events just as before.

“Navy Day” is the day we celebrate and thank our brave men and women of the U.S. Navy for their service and dedication.

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