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Navy celebrating 237th birthday

Friday - 10/12/2012, 1:59pm  ET

NORFOLK, Va. - The Navy in Hampton Roads is celebrating its birthday a little early.

The sea service turns 237 years old on Saturday. The date marks the anniversary of when Congress adopted a resolution establishing the Continental Navy.

Sailors around the world have been celebrating the milestone all week. On Friday, U.S. Fleet Forces Command will commemorate the Navy's birthday during a ceremony aboard the USS Wisconsin, a retired battleship in downtown Norfolk. The ceremony will include the ringing of nine bells.

Similar ceremonies are also being held on area bases.


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