Navy birthday celebrated

navy birthday

U.S. Navy veteran Al Waterbeck, who served 24 years, cuts the cake celebrating the Navy’s 242nd birthday Friday at the American Legion Harold Kerr Post 173. The post has been marking the birthday of each of the four branches of the military with birthday ceremonies that include cake and free lunches for veterans of that branch of the military. The next event — the birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps — is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 10, following a rededication of the Vietnam Memorial at Mary Rutan Park, which is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. (PHOTO | TIM SHAW)