Officials from the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) have released a logo to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Navy’s experiences in World War II.
The blue and gold were selected to represent traditional Navy colors; blue for the ocean and gold for integrity and valor. The anchor represents the services steadfastness and toughness in the face of challenge. The rope on the outside of the design is a symbol of stability and prosperity that keeps us bound together, according to the U.S. Pacific Fleet’s website.
The Navy is gearing up for four years of commemorative events and tributes to acknowledge incidents ranging from the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 2016, all the way through to the anniversary of the Japanese surrender onboard USS Missouri on September 2, 2020.
Naval History and Heritage Command Director Sam Cox explained the importance of honoring these historic events:
“Events like the Battle of the Atlantic and the defense of Wake Island provide us hard-won lessons on intelligence, command and control, strategy, decision making, operations security, logistics, and more. Every day that the Navy gets underway on the same seas and straits where these battles unfolded, we must ‘use history to understand not only what we did right, but what we did wrong, to not forget the hard lessons we learned in the past and to think more critically, with fresh insights, about the future .'”