President Trump Wishes U.S. Navy Happy Birthday on 245th Anniversary

by Quentin Blount

President Donald Trump sent out a happy birthday tweet to the United States Navy early on Tuesday afternoon.

“Happy 245th Birthday to our GREAT @USNAVY! #Navy245”

In similar fashion, the U.S. Navy tweeted about the occasion earlier in the day.

“Happy 245th #Birthday, Shipmates! May we all continue to serve with Honor, Courage, and Commitment and uphold the long #USNavy tradition of ‘Victory at Sea.’ #Navy245”

Message from the White House

Meanwhile, the White House issued a presidential message on Tuesday morning as well.

“As Commander in Chief, I send my sincere gratitude to our Nation’s sailors on the 245th birthday of the United States Navy. Today, we celebrate the Navy’s unmatched position as the world’s preeminent naval power. I encourage all Americans to reflect on the heroism of our patriotic sailors and the countless sacrifices they have made for our country throughout our history.”

Furthermore, according to the president, over the last year, the Navy has added state-of-the-art warships to their fleet. Additionally, he says they have “revitalized their personnel and assets to meet current threats.” Earlier in the year, the president deployed two Navy hospital ships.

“In March, I sent two Navy Mercy-class hospital ships, the USNS Mercy and USNS Comfort, to the front lines of our battle with the coronavirus. The Navy’s medical teams on board displayed immense bravery in the face of this invisible enemy. I commend them for their service and dedication.”

Another key point, in 1775, the Continental Congress formally established the Continental Navy. There is currently more than 336,000 personnel on active duty and 101,000 in the Ready Reserve. As a result, these numbers make the U.S. Navy the third largest of the U.S. military service branches.

In conclusion, President Trump thanked every sailor for their service.

“Today, I wish a happy birthday to our Navy and join a grateful Nation in thanking every Sailor – past and present – for their hard work, sacrifice, and patriotism. May God Bless you and keep watch over those in peril on the sea, and may God bless the United States of America.”