I knew today was the official SeaBees birthday. I grew up in a city with one of the few remaining SeaBee bases still around in the U. S. I saw this posted on Museum of Military History website https://www.museumofmilitaryhistory.com/event/seabee-birthday/2021-03-05/. There is a debate as some sites say 78th birthday and other sites say 79th Birthday. Based on my last post – SeaBees Happy Belated 78th Birthday March 5, 2020, it’s the 79th birthday. Plus, in 2019, it was the 77th birthday – SeaBees 77th Birthday March 5, 2019. Here’s a YouTube video that indicates it is the 79th birthday – 2021 Seabee and CEC Birthday Message – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1VqFWY6sMY (about 3:22 minutes long).
Official Website: https://www.public.navy.mil/seabee/Pages/default.aspx/
Notable SeaBees: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seabee#Notable_Seabees
YouTube SeaBees search: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=SeaBees
YouTube SeaBee Song: Judy Garland – The Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqtF686DEdM
My hometown is home to one of the few SeaBee bases https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_Construction_Battalion_Center_(Gulfport,_Mississippi) in the country. I posted about it in SeaBee Heritage Center, Gulfport, Mississippi – Mississippi Mondays. During Mardi Gras parades, the SeaBees usually have a float and the floats tended to use this as part of the celebration https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:FightingSeabee_NavalConstructionBattalionCenter_Gulfport,MS.jpg. A picture of the float can be seen https://books.google.com/books?id=TlCpPsNBamsC&pg=PT126&lpg=PT126&dq=seabee+float+gulfport+ms&source=bl&ots=Ouu8M0jXqp&sig=ACfU3U1uvsnORdIo1NAhMgxFOgNfB6Rr8Q&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj3qZTq6-TgAhULd6wKHR9DAEcQ6AEwFXoECAoQAQ#v=onepage&q=seabee%20float%20gulfport%20ms&f=false (you may have to scroll up or down a little bit to see the float).
Here’s the local newspaper celebrating the 75th birthday of the SeaBees in 2017: https://www.sunherald.com/news/local/military/article153933134.html.