Put on your party hats and bring out the birthday cake, it’s time to celebrate! A very happy 239th birthday to the United States Navy on October 13! The Navy traces its origins to the Continental Navy which was established during the American Revolutionary War and was essentially disbanded as a separate entity shortly thereafter. The United States Constitution provided the legal basis for a military force by giving Congress the power “to provide and maintain a navy”.
To our Navy service members, thank you for everything you do!