Happy 232nd Birthday!

Navy birthday celebration aboard USNS Comfort.

071012-N-8704K-134 ATLANTIC (Oct. 12, 2007) – From left, Capt. Bruce Boynton, commanding officer of hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) medical treatment facility and oldest crew member, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead, and Fire Controlman Seaman Christian Demarzio, the youngest crew member, celebrate the Navy’s 232nd birthday with an traditional cake-cutting ceremony on the ship’s mess decks, Oct. 12. CNO was aboard Comfort to congratulate the crew after completing a four-month humanitarian deployment to Latin America and the Caribbean providing medical treatment to patients in a dozen countries. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Karsten (RELEASED)

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From the NavyTimes.com

Today is the 232nd anniversary of the fleet, a chance to honor the customs, culture and history of sailors and their service.

On Oct. 13, 1775, in Philadelphia, the Continental Congress voted to fit out two sailing vessels, armed with 10 carriage guns, as well as swivel guns, and manned by crews of 80; the members resolved to send them out on a three-month cruise to intercept transports carrying munitions and stores to the British army in America. more

This is the time of year for the Navy Ball.  We have attended many times.  This year with the hubby away, it is a tradition I will miss.  There is something very fun about getting all dressed up and having a date night with your very own Sailor!  🙂  I’m hoping by this time next year he will be home!  For those of you attending this year, have a wonderful time…..and take the time (and money) to get your hair done!

Enjoy and Happy Birthday, Navy!

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