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A Nod to the American Flag’s Naval DNA

  From Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division Sunday is Flag Day, so as we shake out our flags to display our patriotism, let’s take a moment to reflect on the role our nation’s early Sailors played on our flag’s history and give a nod to the …

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Naval Battles of the American Revolutionary War

By Joshua L. Wick, Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division Despite the success of the fledgling Continental Navy during the American Revolution the ending of the war actually brought an end to our nation’s first navy. A few months after the British defeat at the Battle of …

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John Paul Jones’s 266th Birthday

As an officer of the Continental Navy of the American Revolution, John Paul Jones, born July 6, 1747, helped establish the traditions of courage and professionalism that  today’s Sailors of the United States Navy proudly maintain. John Paul was born in a humble gardener’s cottage in Kirkbean, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, went …

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