Nov. 5, 2007
ANNAPOLIS, MD (November 5, 2007) - Governor Martin O'Malley signed a Proclamation today declaring November "Navy Football Month," after Navy's 46-44, triple-overtime victory over Notre Dame. Saturday's victory ended a 43-game losing streak to Notre Dame.
"On behalf of the Citizens of Maryland, I want to congratulate the entire Navy football team, Head Coach Paul Johnson and all of our Midshipmen for their unconquerable spirit in their victory over Notre Dame on Saturday," said Governor Martin O'Malley. "During the month of November, we celebrate the incredible accomplishments of the Navy Midshipmen, their leadership, sacrifice and service to our nation."
The Proclamation read:
WHEREAS, In celebration of the Navy Midshipmen's thrilling victory over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish; and
WHEREAS, The Midshipmen never relented during one of the most memorable and hard fought battles in history, finding uncommon strength in their fellowship to outlast the Fighting Irish through three overtimes; and
WHEREAS, The State of Maryland congratulates the entire Navy team, Head Coach Paul Johnson and all of our Midshipmen for their unconquerable spirit in overcoming 43 years of mounting adversity with the beginning of a new legacy; and
WHEREAS, Marylanders, particularly residents of Annapolis, are proud of the leadership of Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada, Reggie Campbell, Shun White, Zerbin Singleton and many others among a team of leaders; and
WHEREAS, The citizens of Maryland recognize the willingness of each Midshipman to sacrifice for their team to carry on the lasting tradition of Navy service known throughout the world; and
WHEREAS, The State of Maryland enthusiastically declares a special month of celebration to honor the incredible accomplishments of the Navy Midshipmen and joins the City of Annapolis in expressing our deep appreciation to the most devoted fans in the Nation.