It definitely takes a very special person to serve on a submarine. Even in the modern submarines the quarters are tight and you may not see daylight for months at a time. Submarines have been around since before the American Revolution. The first successful submarine was the Turtle in 1775, although it was only did minor damage. During the Civil War submarines sank themselves more often than another ship. Today submarines patrol the world, ready to strike at any moment.
How to celebrate – Learn more about the submarine service. Visit one of the submarines now serving as a museum. “Run Silent, Run Deep”