On this 236th birthday of the United States Navy, we should never forget the reason why the Navy was formed and why it will remain a part of our Freedom as long as there is a United States of America.
The free flow of commerce is one way of guaranteeing a free nation. The oceans still remain the largest trading routes between nations and our ability to safely send our ships to other countries as well as receive goods we need to import is part of our economic freedom.
The Navy gives us a strong arm to project power in uncertain times and to respond to international crisis in a way that no other nation is able to.
The Navy has the ability to respond to any threat at sea, under the sea, and over the sea. It offers the most flexible response in almost every case.