The U.S. Navy 247th Birthday Ball was celebrated on October 13th at the Union Club with a sell-out crowd of 220 guests in attendance. Net proceeds from the benefit support the mission and vision of the USS Cleveland Legacy Foundation. Highlights from the evening included tradition, remembrance, celebration, and camaraderie to honor those who have served and continue to serve in the U.S. Navy. Since its birth on October 13, 1775, the Navy has been involved in every major war and countless battles, ensuring and reinforcing security, democracy, and prosperity for the American people and the international community. As directed by the Chief of Naval Operations and the senior naval officer of the United States Navy, the theme for this year’s birthday was “On watch 24/7 for 247 years.” We are grateful to our table hosts and to all our guests who attended that evening helping to raise $120,000 net.
Photos of the event may be found here.