In Her Own Words: Ingrid S. Beach
I am delighted to support the U.S. Naval Institute and especially the Naval Institute Press. This unique organization that supports our Navy, scholars, and readers in so many ways has a very special place in my family. My late husband's father, Captain Edward Latimer Beach, was an early member of the Naval Institute and served as its chief executive and publisher in 1902. My husband, Ned, followed in his father's footsteps as a decorated naval captain, prolific author, and a proud Institute member for 67 years. Words cannot express my gratitude to the Institute for naming its headquarters Beach Hall, and for those contributors both in the Navy and outside it who by their generosity brought this impressive building to life.
I strongly believe in the importance of a research and publishing house that concentrates on the Navy and related topics. Where else can the Navy's heritage, the significant memories of its officers and enlisted men and women, and information about innovative ventures regarding the Sea Services be brought to the attention of devotees of this Service and, more important, to the public?