It wasn’t until 1972 when Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Elmo Zumwalt declared an official recognition of the holiday, intended to honor all who served in a Navy uniform, past and present.
While considered an “internal” celebration recognized by the Department of Defense rather than a national holiday, the U.S. Navy birthday is an important acknowledgement of the service and accomplishments of the second-oldest fighting force under the command of the President of the United States.
Some bases like the Norfolk Naval Base, VA, and Oak Harbor, WA, are hosting their annual Navy Ball, while most other bases are having their annual Marathon Races. Check with your local MWR to see how the bases near you are celebrating.
Click the links below for a look at what these areas will be up to!
Oak Harbor, WA – note – BOGO at Cliffside RV Park: Buy (1) night get (1) free (BOGO) events apply to Yurts, RV sites, (2) staged Mallard Trailers, and tent site new stays. Special is valid for (1) stay per household. Special excludes 30-day stay. Cliffside RV Park Office at (360) 257-2649 877-NAVY-BED. Contact site for dates of special and availability.
Source: U.S. Navy Birthday