Ever Wonder What “21 Gun Salute” Means? These 5 Navy Facts Surprised Me!

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The United States Navy’s traditions go back to the very beginning of this nation. It is a proud service with a great deal of history. This video offers a brief look at just five things that are a part of that history.

These are things that the average person may not know. It will give you a sense of the breadth of experience that the history of the U.S. Navy spans, and some sense of the quality and character of those who have served and sacrificed for the nation.

The Navy has been around for a very long time, and it has done our country an amazing service over the years. These facts are just some of the incredible things you may not have known about…until now!

The Veterans Site thanks all who have served and who are serving in the United States Navy.

We wish all “fair winds and calm seas.”


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Dan Doyle is a husband, father, grandfather, Vietnam veteran, and retired professor of Humanities at Seattle University. He taught 13 years at the high school level and 22 years at the university level. He spends his time now babysitting his granddaughter. He is a poet and a blogger as well. Dan holds an AA degree in English Literature, a BA in Comparative Literature, and an MA in Theology, and writes regularly for The Veterans Site blog.