On Friday, 13 October, the U.S. Navy celebrates its 242nd birthday.
NOUS Northwest Commandery will be commemorating that event as a group on 11 November at Naval Station Everett when CAPT Joe Valenta (USN-Ret) will start the program with a PowerPoint analysis of the Continental Navy in 1775. Joe will be followed by Companion Floyd Kershner who will discuss the origin of the Marine Corps sword. Those two back-to-back brunch presentations are fitting given the Marines’ 242nd birthday also will occur the day before the brunch, on 10 November.
The November meeting will be held at the All American Restaurant on the Naval Station. Cost per person will be approximately $10 and all friends and family are invited. The facility is cafeteria style and offers a salad bar as well as omelettes to order.
Similar to our process in May for the Battle of Midway luncheon, arrangements will be made for anyone wishing to attend who does not have the necessary ID for access to the Naval Station. We will be consolidating cars at Lombardi’s Restaurant parking lot, located at 1620 West Marine View Drive. It’s just a block from the Everett Main Gate. We will meet at Lombardi’s between 11:30-11:45 AM, load up the cars and the plan to be at brunch by 12:00 noon sharp!
(Photo obtained from the U.S. Navy History and Heritage Command, linked HERE.)