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United States National Maritime Day

National Maritime Day, May 22, 1947

National Maritime Day is a United States Congress on May 20, 1933.

On May 22, 2002, the Military Sealift Command observed National Maritime Day with a memorial service held in Washington, DC. Rear Adm. David L. Brewer III, Commander, Military Sealift Command, and the Honorable Gordon R. England, Secretary of the Navy, tossed a wreath into the Anacostia River at the Washington Navy Yard in honor of fallen mariners.[1]

In 2013, National Maritime Day was celebrated with family picnics and boat tours at the Port of San Diego, and with maritime career fairs in Seattle and the Port of Baltimore, as well as with traditional memorial ceremonies.[2]

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  1. ^ . Wikimedia Commons. Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  2. ^ "Maritime_Day_Events_2010". U.S. Department of Transportation, National Maritime Administration. Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
Sources
  • A Short History on National Maritime Day.
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