“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 RooseveltAlthough the primary function of the Navy League is education, the Jacksonville Council has become a true service organization.
Over the past several years, your Board of Directors has determined that service to others, and particularly to our young people, is a vital role for this organization. Our primary beneficiaries are the Naval ROTC Unit at Jacksonville University, and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Sea Cadet Squadron located at NAS Jacksonville.Our council supports the “J.U. Navy” through an annual gift to the NROTC scholarship fund established in memory of the late Congresswoman Tillie Fowler. In addition, the council presents a sword each year to the outstanding midshipman of the JU NROTC battalion.
The council’s other primary beneficiary is the Franklin D. Roosevelt Sea Cadet Squadron located at NAS Jacksonville. The squadron has 25 active cadets, ages 14 through 17. Most financial support for the FDR Squadron comes from our council.Each year we raise money to by sponsoring our annual “Salute to Veterans” event, usually a ticket drawing and dinner. We hope you will join us in becoming a member of the Jacksonville Navy League – this historically rich, patriotic and meaningful organization. Help us serve those who serve our country!Navy League councils support active duty military personnel through “adoption” of ships, installations, and units; commissioning ceremonies; award programs; and other recognition programs.
Over the years, the Navy League has compiled an impressive record of accomplishments. Today the Navy League is widely respected by citizens, community and industrial leaders, and public officials. Navy League programs are welcomed in communities throughout the nation, and members are recognized for their integrity and patriotism.
The Navy League of the United States will be the preferred resource for the education of both the United States Congress and the American Public on our sea services.
The Navy League of the United States is a civilian organization dedicated to informing the American people and their government that the United States of America is a maritime nation and that its national defense and economic well being are dependent upon strong sea services – United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, United States Coast Guard and United States Merchant Marine.