U.S. Navy Festivals of Lights

The U.S. Navy has a rich history full of traditions. One of them is the annual Festival of Lights in which Sailors get into the holiday spirit and decorate their ships.

Which ship is decorated the best? Let us know by commenting at the bottom of this blog.

USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), moored pierside in her homeport of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, participates in the annual Pearl Harbor Festival of Lights, Dec. 17. The guided missile destroyer was named after Lt. (SEAL) Michael Murphy, a Medal of Honor awardee who was killed in action in heavy fighting in the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan in June 2005. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Joshua Flanagan/RELEASED)

USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), moored pierside in her homeport of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, participates in the annual Pearl Harbor Festival of Lights, Dec. 17. The guided missile destroyer was named after Lt. (SEAL) Michael Murphy, a Medal of Honor awardee who was killed in action in heavy fighting in the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan in June 2005. (U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Joshua Flanagan/RELEASED)

An F/A-18 Hornet is bathed in red and green lights as the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) displays holiday lighting while moored at its homeport of Naval Station Norfolk, Dec. 20. The ship was decorated as part of Naval Station Norfolk's annual holiday celebration. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Edward Guttierrez III/RELEASED)

An F/A-18 Hornet is bathed in red and green lights as the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) displays holiday lighting while moored at its homeport of Naval Station Norfolk, Dec. 20. The ship was decorated as part of Naval Station Norfolk’s annual holiday celebration. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Edward Guttierrez III/RELEASED)

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) displays holiday lighting while moored at her homeport of Naval Station Norfolk, Va., Dec. 20. The ship was decorated as part of Naval Station Norfolk's annual holiday celebration. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Edward Guttierrez III/RELEASED)

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) displays holiday lighting while moored at her homeport of Naval Station Norfolk, Va., Dec. 20. The ship was decorated as part of Naval Station Norfolk’s annual holiday celebration. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Edward Guttierrez III/RELEASED)

The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) displays holiday lighting while moored at its homeport of Naval Station Norfolk, Dec. 20. The ship was decorated as part of Naval Station Norfolk's annual holiday celebration. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Edward Guttierrez III/RELEASED)

The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) displays holiday lighting while moored at its homeport of Naval Station Norfolk, Dec. 20. The ship was decorated as part of Naval Station Norfolk’s annual holiday celebration. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Edward Guttierrez III/RELEASED)

The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) displays holiday lighting while moored at its homeport of Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Calif., Dec. 19. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Lowell Whitman/RELEASED)

The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) displays holiday lighting while moored at its homeport of Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Calif., Dec. 19. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Lowell Whitman/RELEASED)

 The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) displays holiday lights while moored at its homeport at Naval Air Station North Island, Coronado, Calif., Dec 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./RELEASED)

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) displays holiday lights while moored at its homeport at Naval Air Station North Island, Coronado, Calif., Dec 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./RELEASED)

The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) displays holiday lighting while moored at her homeport of Naval Station Norfolk, Va., Dec. 20. The ship was decorated as part of Naval Station Norfolk's annual holiday celebration. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Edward Guttierrez III/RELEASED)

The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) displays holiday lighting while moored at her homeport of Naval Station Norfolk, Va., Dec. 20. The ship was decorated as part of Naval Station Norfolk’s annual holiday celebration. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Edward Guttierrez III/RELEASED)

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