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United States Naval Academy

121 Blake Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5000

General Phone: 410-293-1000
Financial Aid Phone: 000-000-0000
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Navy celebrates anniversary at Academy Chapel - Annapolis Capital

Titled "United We Stand," the hourlong service stressed the need for religious tolerance."One hundred and seventy-five years ago, (French scholar) Alexis de Toqueville studied democracy in America. He marveled at our faith and our mutual toleration ... and insistence on religious freedom," said Adm. Michael G. Mullen, Chief of Naval Operations."Today, a quarter-million Americans serve on the front lines defending our beliefs, to include the freedom to openly express our faith. Some worshipped in this chapel - all stand in harm's way," Adm. Mullen said.Thursday marked the anniversary of the U.S. Navy, which traces its origins to the Continental Navy established on Oct. 13, 1775. On that date, the Continental Congress authorized the procurement, equipping, manning and dispatching of a small number of armed vessels.The Rev. Daniel Coughlin, chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives, delivered the sermon.Appointed to his post in March 2000, the Rev. Coughlin is the first Catholic to hold the post of House Chaplain, which was created in 1774."Today, we live in a very pluralistic world, surrounded by the age of information like no other," he said.The United States is "moving the whole world forward" toward tolerance and understanding, the Rev. Coughlin said.Perhaps the most moving - more available