May 22: National Maritime Day

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Posted by Joyce Rhyne on 10 May 12 - 0 Comments

National Maritime Day is a day set aside to honor those civilians who gave their lives for freedom upon the high seas.

Because members of the U.S.-flagged Merchant Marine are civilians, most Memorial Day celebrations only give cursory mention of these heroes. As a result, National Maritime Day is their day.

Established by a joint resolution of Congress on May 20, 1933, National Maritime Day is May 22 of each year.

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