Happy 235th Birthday to the United States Navy

“It follows than as certain as that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious.” -George Washington, 1781

“A good Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guaranty of peace.” -Theodore Roosevelt, 1902 address to Congress

“Events of October 1962 indicated, as they had all through history, that control of the sea means security. Control of the seas can mean peace. Control of the seas can mean victory. The United States must control the seas if it is to protect your security….” -John F. Kennedy June 1963

“We shall take leave to be strong upon the seas, in the future as in the past; and there will be no thought of offense or provocation in that. Our ships are our natural bulwarks.” -Woodrow Wilson, 1914

“It is the function of the Navy to carry the war to the enemy, so that it will not be fought on U.S. soil.” -Admiral Chester Nimitz

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  • Happy birthday Navy

  • Grandpa Bluewater

    Happy Navy Birthday to our brave, enduring, hardworking ships and sailors. God bless’em every one.