October 27 is...
U.S. Navy Day
The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. The U.S. Navy is currently the largest, most powerful navy in the world, with the highest combined battle fleet tonnage. The U.S. Navy has the world’s largest aircraft carrier fleet, with ten in service, four in the reserve fleet and three new class carriers under construction. The service has over 300,000 personnel on active duty and more than 100,000 in the Navy Reserve. It has 272 deploy-able combat ships and more than 3,700 aircraft in active service as of September 2015.
The American Flag and Navy Flag are flying honorably at the grave site of my dad.
He served in the Navy and was on active duty during World War II at Iwo Jima.
Chester Clyde Lee, U.S. Navy
Nov 12, 1916 - July 17, 1997
An honorable salute is also extended on this day to my husband, Jim, who is a U.S. Navy veteran. Thank you for your service, support and dedication to America. A humble recognition but from the heart!
Do you know the code by which Our Flag is flown?