Two hundred and forty years of sweat, grit, and dedication to a noble cause have built a navy that is second to none. Second to none among all other navies in the world, and second to none in the history of naval warfare. No other navy comes close. To our countrymen and allies, the United States Navy represents power and freedom to navigate the world’s seas.
To those who would do the same people harm, the Navy represents their worst nightmare.
Happy birthday. Semper Fortis.
[Click here to see 240 years of Navy presence wrapped up in 30 images (Naval History and Heritage Command)]