The ball, hosted by the Central Florida Navy League, celebrated the U.S. Navy’s 242nd birthday and also honored local U.S. Naval Sea Cadets.
ORLANDO The Central Florida Navy League and community members helped ring in the U.S. Navy’s 242nd birthday with an elegant evening at the Rosen Shingle Creek on Saturday, Oct. 14. The Navy Birthday Ball celebrates the heritage of the Navy and aims to “…provide a positive influence toward pride and professionalism in the naval service.” A cocktail reception kicked off the evening, followed by a variety of toasts, a POW/MIA ceremony, dinner and dancing. Additionally, astronaut and retired U.S. Navy Capt. Sunita Williams was the guest speaker, and local U.S. Naval Sea Cadets were awarded with challenge coins before the ball began.