Have you heard of Navy Day? There are holidays designated for different branches of the United States military. In addition to Army Day and Air Force Day, for instance, there’s Navy Day. Even if you haven’t served in the U.S. Navy, you should still consider celebrating Navy Day by displaying the American flag in front of your home or business.
Overview of Navy Day
Navy Day is a holiday — it’s not considered an official federal holiday day — that’s designed to honor and observe the achievements of the U.S. Navy. It’s held annually on October 27.
Some people assume that October 27 was the birthdate of the U.S. Navy, but this isn’t the case. Navy Day is held on October 27 because it was President Theodore Roosevelt’s birthdate. President Roosevelt was a naval enthusiast. Before becoming president, he served as the Secretary of the Navy. Therefore, Navy Day is held annually on President Roosevelt’s birthdate.
The first Navy Day was held in 1922. It was organized by the Navy League of the United States. Since then, Navy Day has become more popular. It’s now celebrated by thousands of Americans across the country.
How to Celebrate Navy Day
You can celebrate Navy Day by displaying the American flag in front of your home or business. Navy Day is classified as a flag holiday. There are certain days of the year on which it’s particularly fitting to display the American flag. These days are known as flag holidays.
Examples of flag holidays include New Year’s Day, Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Veterans Day and, of course, Navy Day.
You can show your support for the U.S. Navy by displaying the American flag on Navy Day. As long as you have a flag pole, you can raise the American flag to the top of it on Navy Day.
When displaying the American flag outdoors, though, you should be conscious of the material from which it’s made. Some American flags are made of heavier-duty materials than others. For outdoor usage, you should consider choosing a nylon or polyester American flag.
Navy Day is a holiday that’s designed to honor and observe the achievements of the U.S. Navy. You can celebrate it by displaying the American flag. On October 27, raise the American flag to the top of a flag pole in front of your home or business.