Navy League to Celebrate Centennial in NY

Thursday, June 06, 2002
Over 600 Navy Leaguers from around the world will be in New York June 28 to July 2 attending the national convention and celebrating the Centennial of the Navy League of the United States (NLUS). The Navy League is proud of its 100-year patriotic legacy of supporting the sea services—the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and U.S. -flag Merchant Marine. The Navy League was launched in 1902, with the enthusiastic support and personal funding of President Theodore Roosevelt. As a former Assistant Secretary of the Navy and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, Roosevelt contributed part of his Peace honorarium to build a legacy for sea power. Roosevelt’s great great-grandson, Simon Roosevelt, will greet NLUS members at the Opening Ceremony, Saturday, June 29 at 8:00 am bringing full circle the participation of the Roosevelt family in the Navy League. Secretary of the Navy Gordon England will also help celebrate the Navy League Centennial. He is scheduled to join Navy League President Timothy O. Fanning in opening the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, July 2 and will speak at lunch on Tuesday, July 2 at 12:30 p.m. He will also present the Navy League military awards at a black tie dinner that evening. During the Centennial Convention, top military leaders and policy experts will also brief Navy League members on current U.S. sea power and national security issues.

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