Mar 30

Upcoming Opportunities to Honor our Navy’s Heritage

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 12:01 AM


Greetings from the Navy Commemorations Office.

For your handy reference, here’s a list of upcoming anniversaries that honor our nation’s naval heritage.

US Navy Birthday (Annual; 250th Anniversary in 2025)

Battle of Midway (Annual, 75th Anniversary in 2017)

Centennial of Naval Aviation (100th Anniversary in 2011)

The U.S. Navy has an enduring legacy of hosting major maritime events throughout the history of our nation. On 31 May 1934, USS Indianapolis hosted President Franklin D. Roosevelt for the 1934 Presidential Naval Review off New York City.

First American in Space (50th Anniversary in 2011)

Civil War (150th Anniversary in 2011-2015)

USS Monitor v. CSS Virginia (150th Anniversary in 2012)

War of 1812 (200th Anniversary in 2012-2015)

Establishment of US Navy Reserve Force (100th Anniversary in 2015)

World War I (100th Anniversary 2017-2018)

World War II (75th Anniversary 2016-2020)

Women in the Navy: Establishment of Yeoman (F) Rating (100th Anniversary in 2017) and the WAVES (75th Anniversary in 2017)

D-Day Normandy (75th Anniversary in 2019)

Founding of West India Squadron (Anti-piracy: 200th Anniversary in 2022)

Commissioning of First Aircraft Carrier (100th Anniversary in 2022)

Establishment of Naval Research Laboratory (100th Anniversary in 2023)

American Revolution (250th Anniversary in 2025-2033)

Bonhomme Richard v. HMS Serapis (250th Anniversary in 2029)

Birth of Nuclear Navy and commissioning of USS Nautilus (75th Anniversary in 2029)

  • Connie Reik

    How about the Barbary Wars and the Quasi-War with France?

  • Navy Commemorations

    You are correct. 2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the Second Barbary War. We are going to have to wait until 2048 for the 250th Anniversary of the Quasi War with France.

  • Jonathan Winkler

    We here in Ohio are looking forward to the bicentennial of the Battle of Lake Erie, 10 September 1813, without which Ohio would be a very different place.

  • Chief Petty Officer birthday

    est. April 1, 1893.

    Happy Birthday Chiefs!

  • Anna McKimmy

    Is there a celebration planned for the 75th Anniversary of WAVES?