"It follows then as certain as that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious." President George Washington, 15 November 1781, to Marquis de Lafayette.
The United States Air Force Thunderbirds
Navy League Minnesota honors US Navy ships connected to the State of Minnesota:
Navy League Minnesota
The United States Air Force Thunderbirds are coming to the the Great Minnesota Air Show June 27 & 28! (link to the air show website coming as soon as it's ready)
Navy League Minnesota proudly supports this Minnesota air show!
Navy League Minnesota has sent correspondence (December 2014) to the Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus requesting that a Littoral Combat Ship be named after our capitol city - the future USS ST PAUL. We wish to honor the memory of the award winning, and last all big gun cruiser in the United States Navy. This is a primary 2015 initiative of the Minnesota Navy League Council.
Both classes of LCS are named after cities in America so this fits the naming convention of this class.