USA: NAVSUP Celebrates Constitution Day

NAVSUP Celebrates Constitution Day

Naval Supply Systems Command Headquarters military and civilian personnel came together Sept. 17, to observe and celebrate Constitution Day, commemorating the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution Sept. 17, 1787.

Karen Meloy, director, Enterprise Resource Planning, began the ceremony by leading the group in the Pledge of Allegiance, and then children from the base child development center lead the group in singing, “America, the Beautiful.”

Meloy spoke of the importance of one of the world’s oldest surviving constitutions.

“Our Constitution has presided as the supreme law of the land, keeping our leaders true to America’s highest ideals and guaranteeing the fundamental rights that make our country a beacon of hope to all people seeking freedom and justice,” Meloy emphasized. “It is a protector of liberties, and a guarantee that we are all free to shape our own destiny.”

The program included a cake cutting, a Constitution quiz contest, and a reaffirmation of oath by Federal civilians in attendance.

The NAVSUP and Navy Supply Corps team share one mission–to deliver sustained global logistics capabilities to the Navy and joint warfighter. NAVSUP/Navy Supply Corps’ diverse team of more than 25,000 civilian and military personnel oversee a diverse portfolio including supply chain management for material support to Navy, Marine Corps, joint and coalition partners, supply operations, conventional ordnance, contracting, resale, fuel, transportation, security assistance, and quality of life issues for the naval forces, including food service, postal services, Navy Exchanges, and movement of household goods. The NAVSUP/Navy Supply Corps team forms a vast network of professionals who deliver unparalleled products and services to customers in the fleet and across the world.

Naval Today Staff, September 18, 2012; Image:  US Navy