National Navy Day 2015: Top 10 Quotes to Honor the Day

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It’s National Navy Day for 2015 in the U.S., which is annually honored on October 27th. The purpose of Navy Day is to salute all of the men and women who serve or have served, in the United States Navy. The U.S. Navy is the largest and most powerful navy in the world, so paying tribute to them is just a way to recognize their accomplishments. To celebrate the day online, use the hashtag #NavyDay when you post on social media. Now check out the top 10 quotes to honor our U.S. Navy below.


1. “A good Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guaranty of peace.”
– President Theodore Roosevelt


2. “I have not yet begun to fight!”
– Captain John Paul Jones


3. “The Navy has both a tradition and a future–and we look with pride and confidence in both directions.”
– Admiral George Anderson


4. “A powerful Navy we have always regarded as our proper and natural means of defense; and it has always been of defense that we have thought, never of aggression or of conquest. But who shall tell us now what sort of Navy to build? 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.”
– President Woodrow Wilson


5. “The heart and soul of a Navy SEAL is somebody who’s committed to their country and committed to their teammates.”
– Howard E. Wasdin


6. “I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: ‘I served in the United States Navy.'”
– President John F. Kennedy


7. “Those who served, and those who continue to serve in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard took an oath to uphold and protect the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic, and we can never forget the importance of their commitment to our Nation.”
– Robin Hayes


8. “There’s this misconception that the Navy is this cruise ship, and you get to go out and sail around, and every now and then, you have to swab the deck. But, no, it is a very impressive group of young people that live at sea, in this place that’s very uncomfortable. They exude a pride that is well-deserved.”
– Tom Hanks


9. “I’m glad I was in the Navy.”
– Yogi Berra


10. “No matter what happens, the U.S. Navy is not going to be caught napping.”
– Frank Knox


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