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President’s Day, the third Monday February Memorial Day, the last Monday in May Independence Day, the 4th of July in Labor Day, the first Monday in September Columbus Day, the second Monday in October Veterans Day, the 11th of November Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in November Christmas Day, the 25th of December Whenever  any  of  the  above  designated  dates fall on Saturday, the preceding day is observed as a holiday; whenever such dates fall on Sunday, the following day is observed. CEREMONIES FOR NATIONAL HOLIDAYS On   President’s   Day   (the   third   Monday   in February)  and  on  Independence  Day  (the  4th  of July),  every  ship  of  the  Navy  in  commission,  not underway,  displays  full-dress  ship.  At  noon  each saluting  ship  and  each  naval  station   equipped with a saluting battery fires a national salute of 21 guns. At noon on Memorial Day (the last Monday in May), all saluting ships and all naval stations having   a   saluting   battery   fire   a   salute   of   21 minute-guns. All ships and naval stations display the  national  ensign  at  half-mast  from  0800  until the  completion  of  the  salute  or  until  1220  if  no salute is fired or to be fired. When  the  4th  of  July  occurs  on  Sunday,  all special ceremonies are postponed until the follow- ing day. SHIPS PASSING WASHINGTON’S TOMB When  passing  Washington’s  Tomb,  located  in Mount   Vernon,   Virginia,   between   sunrise   and sunset,    Navy    ships    perform    the    following ceremony  insofar  as  practicable:  The  full  guard and  band  are  paraded,  the  bell  tolled,  and  the national  ensign  half-masted  at  the  beginning  of the   tolling   of   the   bell.   When   opposite   Wash- ington’s  Tomb,  the  guard  presents  arms;  persons on deck salute, facing in the direction of the tomb; and  “Taps”  is  sounded.  The    national  ensign  is hoisted to the truck or peak and the tolling ceases at the last note of “Taps,” after which the national anthem is played. Upon completion of the national anthem, “Carry On” is sounded. SHIPS PASSING THE USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL When  passing  the  USS  Arizona  memorial  in Pearl    Harbor,    Hawaii,    between    sunrise    and sunset, ships execute passing honors (fig. 8-5). To 109.14 Figure 8-5.-Crew members manning the rail of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) as the ship passes the USS Arizona memorial. 8-11

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