Image of the Day: Happy Fourth of July!

In the image above sailors aboard the USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) are preparing to celebrate the Independence Day, or the Fourth of July, a federal holiday in the United States of America commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

 

USS Arleigh Burke, the lead ship of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers, is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.

Naval Today Staff, July 04, 2014; Image: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II

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