ANNAPOLIS, Md. (October 18, 2020) As part of the United States Navy’s 245th birthday celebration and observance, Catholic Mass is celebrated at the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel by Archbishop Timothy Broglio, who has served for the Archdiocese of the Military Services, USA, since 2007. The central theme of this year's 245th birthday and heritage week was "Victory at Sea," which encompasses the Navy's efforts in battle during World War II in the Pacific Theater. As the undergraduate college of our country's naval service, the Naval Academy prepares young men and women to become professional officers of competence, character, and compassion in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. (U.S. Navy photo by USNA Staff Photographer Stacy Godfrey/Released)
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