***2023 MORISON AWARD ANNOUNCED***
***2023 MORISON AWARD ANNOUNCED***
Welcome to the New York Commandery of the Naval Order of the United States. The New York Commandery hosts a number of educational and social events throughout the year, and builds comradery between its companions in support of the naval services. Membership in the Naval Order is by invitation only. If you have an interest, join us at one of our events.
To encourage research and writing on naval and maritime subjects, preserve documents, portraits and other records of prominent figures deeds and memories of our naval and maritime history, and through fellowship of our members advance the Naval Order's unselfish service and worthy aims for the security and enduring well-being of our country. To foster, among all American citizens, informed interest in the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine, with the understanding that their efficiency is essential to national security and that readiness to make victory in war certain and speedy will deter aggression and minimize dangers to world peace.
Since 1776, there have been seven US Navy warships named USS New York. The current USS New York (LPD 21) gained national fame, having some of it built from steel remains of the collapsed World Trade Center. Other ships of this name have played a part in the United States naval history.
Time: Reception 1130 hrs, Lunch 1200 hrs
Speaker: Burchenal Green
Executive Director of the National Maritime Historical Society
Celebrating its 60th year, the National Maritime Historical Society, a 503(c0 membership organization, educates Americans young and old about our nation’s extraordinary accomplishments and their continuing relevance for shaping our national prosperity and cultural vitality.
In the 60th year, the 5,000 volume Ronald L. Oswald Maritime Library has been catalogued, shelfed, and books are being borrowed, and the jam-packed newsletter Tuesday Tidings, which the society took over from the Naval Historical Foundation after they dissolved, run by senior historian Dr. David Winkler and his crew, are realities. With this issue, Sea History welcomes the subscribers of Marlinspike after that publication ceased.to print.
Burchenal Green is President Emeritus and Executive Director of the National Maritime Historical Society. In 1998 she helped bring the only parade of tall ships up the Hudson River in the twentieth century and served as the Assistant Parade Marshall. She served on the National Advisory Board for the Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the Star-Spangled Banner She serves on the Boards of Sail 250 New York, celebrating America’s 250th birthday in New York Harbor on July 4th, 2026, and the Center for American Marine Art, and the Advisory Boards of the Caribbean American Maritime Foundation. She was on the Steering Committee for the 9th -11th Maritime Heritage Conference and serves on the Steering Committee for the 12th.
In recognition of her significant contributions to the maritime heritage community, in 2018 she received the Maritime Heritage Conference Award of Distinction, and in 2020 she was presented with the American Society of Marine Artists Lifetime Achievement Award and the Independence Seaport Museum Award for Maritime Preservation.
Please note that at this time, the system only accepts individual payments, so if paying for 3, you must make 3 individual payments.
CAPT Howard Freiburger, USN (Ret)
"And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
I served in the United States Navy.” - John Fitzgerald Kennedy, US Navy Lieutenant & 35th President of the United States
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