Happy Birthday! Navy Turns 237

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NORFOLK, Va. — The Navy in Hampton Roads is celebrating its birthday a little early.

The sea service turns 237 years old on Saturday. The date marks the anniversary of when Congress adopted a resolution establishing the Continental Navy.

Sailors around the world have been celebrating the milestone all week. On Friday, U.S. Fleet Forces Command will commemorate the Navy’s birthday during a ceremony aboard the USS Wisconsin, a retired battleship in downtown Norfolk. The ceremony will include the ringing of nine bells.

Similar ceremonies are also being held on area bases.

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