May 21, 2014
Merchant Marine Applauded on National Maritime Day
Each year on May 22, the United States celebrates National Maritime Day.
The U.S. has always been and will always be a great maritime nation. From our origins as 13 British colonies, through every period of peace and conflict since, the Merchant Marine has been a pillar in this country’s foundation of prosperity and security. It powers the world’s largest economy and strengthen our ties with trading partners around the world, all while supporting our military forces by shipping troops and supplies wherever they need to go.