Something different for this week’s ‪#‎NavyHistoryinPopularCulture‬. The smoking lamp is lit this week for an interesting look at WWII-era advertisements and their influence on patriotism and the armed forces.

Well, summer is officially over today. Here are some photos to help you remember the warmer days of the year. Where would you rather be right now? (Photo Credits: TL - Mighty90; TR -; BL - FleetWeekNewYork; BR - SailorGil Tumblr)

During last night’s Maritime Heritage Conference evening event at the Mariners’ Museum, Monitor Center Director Dave Krop gave me a special behind the scenes look at one of their current conservation projects: A Civil War-era sack coat found inside Monitor’s turret.
Today, we remember those who lost their lives in the tragedy at the Washington Navy Yard one year ago.
We had a lot of fun at the Battle of Lake Champlain bicentennial commemoration at the National Museum of the United States Navy yesterday. Pictured here is NMUSN Curator Jennifer Marland talking at the wreath laying at the end of the day’s events. Naval History & Heritage Command staff member Jeffrey Barta accepted the wreath on behalf of the United States Navy. (NHF Photo by Matthew Eng/Released)

A lot of Growing Up to Do After 9/11: 13 Years Later
A Short and Personal Story/Tribute

(US Navy Photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Peter D. Lawlor/Released)


Has anyone out there been “challenged” with this recent post about the top ten books that stayed with you throughout life? If you have, perhaps there are some naval history titles on there. I decided to make my own: 10 Naval History books that changed my life. My favorite era is Civil War, so it’s a bit slanted to that time period. Which ones would make your list?

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