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The Little Office is the flowering result of many centuries of love and genius by saints and liturgists of the Roman Catholic Tradition, celebrating the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary in salvation history.
This record of the anliated men who have shed luster upon the service by upholding the honor of the flag in storm and battle, by their devotion to the country and to each other, and by risking their own lives to save others is especially commended to the rising generation of American seamen, that they may emulate the deeds of their heroic predessors and maintain that high standard of gallantry which has always characterized the personnel of the United Statcs naval service PUBLISHED BY THE BUREAU OF NAVIGATION NAVY DEPARTMENT MAY. 1910 EXTRACTS FROM THE STATES AUTHORIZING THE lSSUE OF MEDALS OF HONOR. Extract from the act to promote the efficency of the navy......