The United States Navy predates the Declaration of Independence: the Continental Congress established the Continental Navy on October 13, 1775. Today marks the 239th birthday of one of the United States of America's most revered institutions.
In the above video, narrated by actor Adam Baldwin of the TNT TV series The Last Ship, the Navy celebrates its anniversary.
We've also got a tribute video from defense contractor and Navy partner General Dynamics. "In honor of their 239th birthday, please watch and share our tribute video to men, women, families and veterans of the United States Navy for 239 years of service! From all of us at General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems and C4 Systems."