America’s early lawmakers realized that in order to be a nation, they needed a Navy.
This reality is not lost on today’s lawmakers, either. The commander-in-chief, President Obama, said in his birthday message to the Navy and to those who have served in it — past and present: “On land and sea, across the globe, our sailors stand for our country’s most sacred responsibilities.”
“And by devoting themselves to performing every mission with impeccable courage, skill and determination, they remind us that our country was built from forces of camaraderie and common purpose, and that as long as we summon that spirit and stay true to our mission, America’s greatest breakthroughs and victories will always lie ahead.”
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