Vigilant defenders of America's freedom, the retired men and women of the U.S. Navy are genuine American heroes.
Exhibiting the highest levels of courage, honor, and commitment in the discharge of their duties, they willingly braved the unknown to confront difficult and dangerous challenges, decisively defeating America's enemies throughout the world. Members of a proud tradition that reaches back to the founding of this great nation, those who have retired from the U.S. Navy join a distinguished class of warriors. Contributing to the strength of the world's most powerful maritime force, they leave a lasting legacy of service and achievement.
This coin is dedicated to all retired Navy personnel, whose noble sacrifice has strengthened America's security. The obverse features a rendering of the American flag front and center with "Retired" boldly imprinted above. The reverse bears a heraldic with the national shield superimposed. Rays of light streak out from above the eagle's head, signifying the Navy's role in defending freedom and restoring justice throughout the world.
Struck in a brass alloy and imbued with enamel accents on both sides, this coin is packaged with a detailed header card that describes the strong conviction and dedication to duty shown by retired members of the U.S. Navy.