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Welcome Fleet Week NYC

SS New York Leading Parade of Ships in Hudson River - View from Upper West Side of Manhatttan
(iPhone photo courtesy of Mitchell Hall)

Thousands of Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and international navy ships will participate in Fleet Week NYC this week.
Today marks the start of 2011 Fleet Week in NYC. The celebration started this morning with the Parade of Ships up the Hudson River, made up of Navy and Coast Guard vessels and aircraft. The ships will then pull into their berthing locations in Manhattan (Pier 88 - right next to Intrepid) and Staten Island to prepare for public visitation, which starts Thursday.

Hosted every year Memorial Day week, Fleet Week New York is the City's celebration of the sea services. Fleet Week includes dozens of military demonstrations and displays throughout the week, as well as public visitation of the participating ships.

Intrepid's Pier 86 will be lined with displays from the military from Thursday through Monday. Special performances from top Broadway shows and Intrepid's Free Summer Movie Series on the Flight Deck will kick off with Top Gun and the annual Memorial Day Ceremony includes the unfurling of a 100' American flag.

To all the 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!

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