Showing posts with label fleet week. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fleet week. Show all posts

May 23, 2014

Happy Memorial Day Weekend

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The Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Monument

May 26, 2008

Memorial Day 2008

21st Annual Fleet Week: NYC

New York City (May 21, 2008) - Amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) passes by the Statue of Liberty as it steams up the Hudson River during the parade of ships for the 21st Fleet Week New York 2008. More than 4,000 Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen participate in various community relations projects and see the sights in New York City.

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (SW) David Danals

Manhattan’s largest Memorial Day observance will be held at the Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park at 89th Street Today, May 26th from 10:30-11:30 am.

The ceremony at the city's Civil War landmark honors all veterans and pays special homage to New Yorkers who gave their lives in the Civil War.

More than 800 invited guests will see Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg lay a wreath at the portal of the Monument on behalf of the City of New York in memory of those who have given their lives for their country.

Descendants of Civil War veterans in historic uniform will form an honorary color guard.
The Grand Procession will begin at 10:30 sharp. Army, Marine Corps and cadet color guards, Marines and Sailors from the Fleet, and the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will march in to join the Daughters of the American Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and The Old Guard of the City of New York.

The musical program features The New York Scottish Pipes & Drums. At 10:00 am preceding the Memorial Day Commemoration, the ribbon will be cut at the
restored historic Memorial Plaza of the Monument.

The Memorial observance is conducted by the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Association which is dedicated to the preservation of the Monument and to honoring all veterans.

May 25, 2007

20th Anniversary Fleet Week NYC


Thousands of Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and international navy ships are in town for Fleet Week NYC this week.

Hosted every year Memorial Day week, Fleet Week New York is the City's celebration of the sea services. This annual event also provides an opportunity for the citizens of New York City 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.Sailors enjoy a lighter moment while walking in Times Square during Fleet Week New York 2006.

Fleet Week includes dozens of military demonstrations and displays throughout the week, as well as public visitation of many of the participating ships.

To the 3,000 Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsman participating in Fleet week in NYC welcome to the Big Apple and thank you for your brave service. Enjoy experiencing all the sights and sounds and hospitality of "the city that never sleeps" Have a Great Week!

For more information about events, tours, schedules,photos and participating ships and aircrafts:


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