Hug A Sailor on Navy Day

Written by
Kyle Sherman
Published on
May 14, 2022 at 8:00:00 AM PDT May 14, 2022 at 8:00:00 AM PDTth, May 14, 2022 at 8:00:00 AM PDT

For almost 30 years, the first day designated as an honorary occasion for the sailors who serve our country was Navy Day on October 27.

Established in 1922 by the Navy League of the United States, Navy Day not only serves as a reminder of the U.S. Navy’s outstanding record past and present, but a commemoration of heroic service and special American pride, as well as a salute to Theodore Roosevelt, a former Assistant Secretary of the Navy and U.S. President who celebrated his birthday on October 27. The history behind October 27 runs all the way back to 1775 during the birth of the U.S. Navy, when a special committee of the Continental Congress decides to purchase merchant ships as its foundation.

Although this celebration officially was replaced by Armed Forces Day in 1949, Navy Day is still the sentimental favorite within the Navy itself, and seamen and women everywhere appreciate the love and support; maybe even a plaque commemorating their service.