Ringing In The New Year, Navy Style
Firstly a thank you to all our military personnel and their families for the sacrifices they make every year to ensure our nation remains safe.
Something I only recently became aware of is a tradition in the US Navy regarding the first log entry of the New Year. This tradition has waned somewhat but still happens on some US Navy vessels.
The Naval History and Heritage Command is trying to revive the tradition via the New Year’s Deck Log Poetry contest.
An example of this tradition from an actual ship’s log of the USS/USNS Concord (T-AFS-5), on Thursday January 1st, 1970
And from myself to all…
“However you choose to welcome this New Year, I wish you a happy one, with nothing but cheer!”
— Steve Hutton, Chairman