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June 22, 2024


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Mayport Navy League is a recognized non-profit organization under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.  Contributions are tax deductible as otherwise provided by law.


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Memorial Day - 27 May 2024
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Jacksonville Beaches
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Wall, Downtown

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Navy Wreath with Mayport Navy League President Captain Whitkop

Merchant Marine Wreath with Mayport Navy Leaguer and Merchant Mariner CDR Charlie Sellers
USS Carney (DDG-64) Returns to Homeport
Mayport Navy League volunteers joined hundreds of other Navy families and community to welcome home the USS Carney (DDG-64) on 19 May 2024.  The ship was returning from a long deployment which included combat operations in the Red Sea.  Caney arrived on a sunny day to be greeted not only her families, there was even a wading pool for kids.  Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Lisa Franchetti and the Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro were present to award the ship and its crew the Navy Unit Commendation.
"I am incredibly proud of my team for their performance throughout this deployment," said CDR Jeremy Robertson, Carney's Commanding Officer.  "No matter the challenge, our crew was ready and demonstrated incredible professionalism, proficiency, and flexibility.  Our missions required focus and grit, and the crew leaned on each other and took care of each other, as we will continue to do."

Mayport Navy League Supports Wreaths Across America
Each $17 sponsorship supports WAA's yearlong program and places a live, balsam Veteran's wreath on the headstone of an American hero as we endeavor to honor all Veterans laid to rest on Saturday, December 14, 2024, as part of National Wreaths Across America Day.
"Every sponsorship is a meaningful gift from a grateful American who knows what it means to serve and sacrifice for the freedoms we all enjoy," said Karen Worcester, Executive Director of Wreaths Across America.  "We are so grateful to the good people of this great nation for participating in our mission to Remember, Honor, Teach."
TP HS NJROTC Roosevelt Youth Medal and MNL Scholarship Award 2024

On the evening of Thursday, 11 April 2024, proud parents and community supporters gathered at the Jacksonville Terry Parker High School auditorium to join the Terry Parker High School NJROTC cadets and staff for their annual awards ceremony.  The ceremony is divided into two parts - the first part is the recognition of outstanding NJROTC cadets by various civic organizations followed by recognition of various cadets for their outstanding achievements within the NJROTC unit and its activities.
Cadet/LCDR Smith and her family record the proud moment in the school's courtyard dedicated to students who have lost their lives.
Your Mayport Navy League annually presents the Navy League Theodore Roosevelt Youth Medal to an outstanding cadet selected by the NJROTC unit's Senior Naval Instructor.  The Mayport Navy League also presents a $500.00 Scholarship check to a cadet selected by the Senior Naval Instructor.  This year the selectee for both the Theodore Roosevelt Youth medal and the $500 Scholarship check was Cadet/LCDR Ivyanna Smith - pictured below with Mayport Navy League Board Member, George Huchting, making the presentations.  Cadet/LCDR Smith is planning on going on to college to study Criminal Justice.
Huchting comments that each year he has attended this awards ceremony, he is truly impressed by the conduct, bearing and quality of the cadets - and their sense of caring and pride in their accomplishments as well as the accomplishments of their fellow cadets!
It is interesting to note that of the about 10 different organizations that present some sort of award - your Mayport Navy League Council is the only one which provides a Scholarship check each year.  We truly do make a difference in peoples lives thanks to the support of our Mayport Navy Leaguers and our community partners!
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The Navy League of the United States was founded in 1902 with the encouragement of President Theodore Roosevelt.  It is unique among military-oriented associations in that it is a civilian organization dedicated to the education of our citizens, including our elected officials, and the support of the men and women of the sea services and their families.

The objective and purpose of the Navy League is twofold: educational and motivational.  We must acquire and display before the citizens of our country information regarding the condition of our naval and maritime forces.  We must awaken interest and support in all matters which aid our maritime capabilities.

"It seems to me that all good Americans interested in the growth of their country and sensitive to its honor, should give hearty support to the policies which the Navy League is founded to further.  For the building and maintaining in proper shape of the American Navy, we must rely on nothing but the broad and farsighted patriotism of our people as a whole."  Teddy Roosevelt
To this end, the Navy League works closely with the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and US-flag Merchant Marine through a network of over 240 councils in the U.S. and around the world.  The Navy League has over 35 thousand active members.

The Navy League supports America's young people through its youth programs, including sponsorship of the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps and the Navy League Scholarship Program.  Individual councils are also involved in promoting youth-oriented activities in their communities such as NJROTC, MCJROTC, and ROTC units along with other recognized youth programs.  Local councils and national headquarters provide over $200,000 in scholarships and awards every year.


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