The Navy League of the United States was founded in 1902 with the encouragement of President Theodore Roosevelt. The Navy League has provided a powerful voice for a stronger sea service to Congress and to the American people. The Navy League has grown into the foremost citizens’ organization to serve, support and stand with all the sea services – the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S.-flag Merchant Marine.
The Navy League is comprised of 40,000 civilians in more than 240 councils around the world working to support sea service members and their families. We do this through a variety of education programs that remind our fellow citizens that the United States is a maritime nation whose national economic and security interests are inextricably tied to the freedom of the seas.
The Navy League has three missions: to enhance the morale of active-duty personnel and their families; inform Congress and the American public on the importance of strong sea services; and support youth through programs such as the Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Young Marines, and Junior NROTC that expose young people to the values of our sea services.
The Palm Beach Council supports local sea service personnel in a variety of military units including USS FLORIDA (SSGN 728), the NAVY OPERATIONS SUPPORT CENTER WEST PALM BEACH (NOSC WPB), the ATLANTIC UNDERSEA TEST AND EVELUATION CENTER ANDROS ISL. BAHAMAS (AUTEC), U.S. Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet, and 4th ANGLICO Marine Corps Reserves.
The Council also supports two Naval Sea Cadet Corps divisions (Palm Beach and American Veterans), the Young Marines of the Palm Beaches and the Palm Beach Gardens High School Navy JROTC program.
The Palm Beach Council support to all these units includes cash performance awards, cash scholarships and cash contributions to command Morale, Welfare and Recreation funds, as well as mentoring through teaching and staff support activities.
Over the years, the Navy League has compiled an impressive record of accomplishments. The Navy League is widely respected by citizens, community and industrial leaders, and public officials here in the Palm Beaches and across the country; the Navy League programs are welcomed in the communities and Navy League members are recognized for their integrity and patriotism.
The Navy League is a civilian program and offers citizens a way to interact with and directly support the impressive young men and women in our military sea services and associated youth programs.
"It seems to me that all good Americans interested in the growth of their country and sensitive to its honor, should give hearty support to the policies which the Navy League is founded to further. For the building and maintaining in proper shape of the American Navy, we must rely on nothing but the broad and farsighted patriotism of our people as a whole." - Teddy Roosevelt.
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Higher education is a key to success for individuals and for the continued strength of the sea services. Unfortunately, many deserving and qualified students cannot afford the rising costs of college.
But you can make a difference!
This year we awarded more than $73,500 in college scholarships to children or grandchildren of former or active members of the sea services or the Naval Sea Cadet Corps, but that didn't scratch the surface of need.
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The loss of life is at 48, 40000 rescued.
So many still in peril. Below is a list of places to send donations on behalf of Hurricaine Matthew for relief. As described some goes towards assisting Sea Service members faced with this hardship and to offset losses.
Check out the places receiving donations.
Thank you for your heartfelt donations of financial or items that have been requested.
Our ability to work together and give generously of ourselves, and assisting others in times of need are the rewards.
Our prayers go out to all victims of Hurricaine Harvey.
Our Navy League Family is here to support the affected regions and Our Sea Services Emergency Response teams and those families.
We all are giving to all in many ways. Please know how concerned we are for everyone in those endangered areas.The shelters provided are full and everyday things we take for granted are limited in supply.
Today the TV reporter stated there was a shortage of wheelchairs.
I'm sure dry boots, shoes, socks and clothing, Toiletries, and bedding would be welcomed.
Thank you to all the private citizens, public sector and governmental agencies that are working around the clock to save lives, improve the conditions,securing personal property and stabilize the environment.
All efforts are greatly appreciated.
Many thanks and many prayers to all.
Navy League of the United States
Palm Beach Council