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The United States Navy flag, emblazoned with a modified version of the Seal of the United States Navy stands only in ceremony or carried by a proud honor guard. Authorized by an Executive Order (EO) that is couched in the Federal Register between a Presidential proclamation for the 1959 World Trade Week and an entry on Title 50 regarding wildlife in Alaska, the U.S. Navy flag was described and made official by President Dwight Eisenhower on 24 April 1959 in a minimal set of four paragraphs promulgated as EO 10812.

The United States Navy flag is described with a blue background upon which the pictorial portion of Seal of the U.S. Navy is centered above a yellow scroll stating, “United States Navy”, with a gold fringe on its outer borders. The seal itself is also modified for the flag by removing the “land” portion depicted in the seal at the bottom right side and replacing it with continuous water to the horizon.

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I served for 20 years behind this banner. For me it represents my oath, my dedication to the Navy Core Values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment, and a reminder of service to this great nation.

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