Maritime Day 2013
Each year on May 22 our country celebrates National Maritime Day.
This observance recognizes America’s Merchant Marine for all the great contributions and sacrifices they’ve made – and still make today – for our country.
The United States has always been and will always be a great maritime nation. From our origins as 13 British colonies, through every period of peace and conflict since, the Merchant Marine has been a pillar in this country’s foundation of prosperity and security. They power the world’s largest economy and strengthen our ties with trading partners around the world, all while supporting our military forces by shipping troops and supplies wherever they need to go.
This year, ceremonies and celebrations throughout the country will recognize Maritime Day and the people our maritime nation depends on. Here in Washington, DC, you can join us for our national ceremony at the Department of Transportation headquarters at 10 am on May 22. If you're far from the nation's capital, please click on the link below to find an event near your home.
Maritime Day is a time-honored tradition that recognizes one of our country's most important industries. We hope to celebrate alongside you on May 22.