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New York City (NYC)
Fleet Week

 
 
Fleet Week
 
     
 
Update:
The 2014 Fleet Week Celebration will be held May 21st -27th.
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Since 1984, Fleet Week New York has been one of the best traditions in NYC for celebration of the sea services. The Memorial Day commemoration is a highlight of the week’s festivities. The event, honoring the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, includes dozens of military demonstrations and displays throughout the week.

A number of activities take place at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, the official hub of Fleet Week. It features military aircraft fly over, a ceremonial wreath laying, the playing of Taps and a three-volley rifle salute in honor of those who lost their lives in service to the United States.

This annual event also provides an opportunity for the citizens of NYC and the surrounding Tri-State area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness first hand the latest capabilities of today's Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Team.

The heart of Fleet Week is the ship tours. The most popular tour ship, the USS Iwo Jima, a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, is a returning guest of Fleet Week and always a crowd favorite.

Update: Unfortunately, due to Federal budget cuts, NYC Fleet Week was cancelled in 2013. Hopefully, the Fleet Week tradition will resume in 2014.

 
     
 

Sources:
GoNYC.About.com/FleetWeek
FleetWeekNewYork.com

 

 

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