The U.S. Department of Transportation
Invites you to
Save the Date
Monday, May 22, 2017
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
National Maritime Day Celebration
U.S. Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Ave. SE Washington D.C. 20590
In 1933, Congress declared National Maritime Day to commemorate the American steamship Savannah’s voyage from the United States to England, marking the first successful crossing of the Atlantic Ocean with steam propulsion. During World War II more than 250,000 members of the American Merchant Marine served their country, with more than 6,700 giving their lives, hundreds being detained as prisoners of war and more than 800 U.S. merchant ships being sunk or damaged.
Admittance to the event is by RSVP only and seating is limited, so please RSVP early at MaritimeDay@dot.gov but no later than May 15, 2017.
Please consider the use of public transportation for this event.