Why I Serve: USS Constitution Edition

On any given day there are more than 380,000 Sailors, active-duty and Reserve, ready to defend America, around the world and around the clock. From diverse backgrounds, they join the Navy to serve their country with honor, courage and commitment.

For each Sailor, the drive to serve is different.

The #WhyIServe campaign provides our Sailors an opportunity to share their personal “why I serve” statements.

This week’s #WhyIServe submissions are from Sailors stationed aboard USS Constitution.

Constitution is the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat. The ship defended the sea lanes against threat from 1797 to 1855, much like the mission of today’s Navy. Constitution’s mission today is to offer community outreach and education about the ship’s history, as she welcomes more than 500,000 visitors per year.

Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Adam LaMantia, from Chicago, Ill., stationed aboard USS Constitution shares the reason why he serves in the U.S. Navy.

Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Adam LaMantia, from Chicago, Ill., stationed aboard USS
Constitution shares the reason why he serves in the U.S. Navy.

 

Sailors are invited to join #WhyIServe. Get on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Google+ and using the hashtag #WhyIServe, share your photos, videos and statements with us. We may pick you for our next #WhyIServe blog!