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  • Steve Bristow Presents Award to Cadet LT Cress
  • Award to Cadet LT Taylor Cress
  • 2019 4th of July Parade - Sailor of the Year
  • 2019 4th of July Parade - Bluejacket of the Year
  • 2019 Navy League Banner - 4th of July Parade
  • Dr. Darrin Hand, NL Pres. Greg Smith, Chaplain David Lura
  • 4th of July Sailor of the Year
  • 2019 4th of July Sailor of the Year
  • Senator Barbara Bailey + 2018 Reserve Sailor of the Year Deburkarte
  • NAS Whidbey CNIC Large Installation Excellence Award Winner 2016 & 2017
  • President Smith presenting Navy flag to Bill D'Aoust, retired CPO on his 100th birthday
  • Navy League Past President - Steve Bristow
  • Thank You, VETERANS!
  • A-6 & EA6-B - WELCOME TO OAK HARBOR & NAS WHIDBEY

July 2020

On this date in . . .
from: http://www.scopesys.com    
1884 Statue of Liberty presented to US in Paris
1889 Washington state constitutional convention holds 1st meeting

AND IN MILITARY HISTORY
from: thisdayinusmilhist.wordpress.com

1776 – The Continental Congress approved adoption of the amended Declaration of Independence, prepared by Thomas Jefferson and signed by John Hancock–President of the Continental Congress–and Charles Thomson, Congress secretary, without dissent. However, the New York delegation abstained as directed by the New York Provisional Congress. On July 9, the New York Congress voted to endorse the declaration. On July 19, Congress then resolved to have the “Unanimous Declaration” inscribed on parchment for the signature of the delegates. Among the signers of the Declaration of Independence, two went on to become presidents of the United States, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.
1776 – The Declaration of Independence was signed by president of Congress John Hancock and secretary Charles Thomson. John Hancock said, “There, I guess King George will be able to read that.” referring to his signature on the Declaration of Independence. Other signers later included Benjamin Rush and Robert Morris. Of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence, eight were born outside North America.
1777 – John Paul Jones hoists first Stars and Stripes flag on Ranger at Portsmouth, NH.
1785 – The first Fourth of July parade was held in Bristol, Rhode Island. It served as a prayerful walk to celebrate independence from England.
1796 – 1st Independence Day celebration was held.
1800 – The Marine Band played at Tun Tavern, Philadelphia, in their first public appearance.
1801 – First Presidential Review of U.S. Marine Band and Marines at the White House.
1802 – The United State Military Academy opened its doors at West Point, New York, welcoming the first 10 cadets.
1804 – Staging the first-ever Fourth of July celebration west of the Mississippi River, Lewis and Clark fire the expedition cannon and order an extra ration of whiskey for the men. Six weeks earlier, Lewis and Clark left American civilization to depart on their famous journey. Since their departure, the party of 29 men–called the Corps of Discovery–had made good progress, traveling up the Missouri River in a 55-foot keelboat and two dugout canoes. When the wind was behind them, Lewis and Clark raised the keelboat sail, and on a few occasions, managed to travel 20 miles in a single day. By early July, the expedition had reached the northeastern corner of the present-day state of Kansas. The fertility of the land astonished the two leaders of the expedition. Clark wrote of the many deer, “as plenty as Hogs about a farm,” and with his usual creative spelling, praised the tasty “rasberreis perple, ripe and abundant.” On this day in 1804, the expedition stopped near the mouth of a creek flowing out of the western prairie. The men asked the captains if they knew if the creek had a name. Knowing none, they decided to call it Independence Creek in honor of the day. The expedition continued upstream, making camp that evening at an abandoned Indian village. To celebrate the Fourth of July, Lewis and Clark commanded that the keelboat cannon be fired at sunset. They distributed an extra ration of whiskey to the men, and the explorers settled back to enjoy the peaceful Kansas night. In his final journal entry of the day, Clark wondered at the existence of, “So magnificent a Senerey in a Contry thus Situated far removed from the Sivilised world to be enjoyed by nothing but the Buffalo Elk Deer & Bear in which it abounds & Savage Indians.” The next day, the travelers resumed their journey up the Missouri River toward the distant Pacific Coast. They would not pass by their pleasant camping spot in Kansas again until their return journey, two years and many adventures later.

MOTTO

1.  To enhance the morale of active-duty personnel and their families,
2.  To inform Congress and the American public on the importance of strong sea services, and
3.  To support youth through programs that expose young people to the values of our sea services.

 

 

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TUESDAY
8 September 2020

No meetings in
July and August

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