Wednesday, May 21, 2008

2008 Fleet Week Sails into New York City

Thousands of sailors have descended upon New York City for the annual Fleet Week celebration, which runs from May 21st to 28th. There will be service members from the U.S. Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard ships in town, and there ships are taking part in a parade up the Hudson River on Wednesday.

You can find out more at the official Fleet Week in New York Web site:

Fleet Week lets the sailors see the City, and vice versa. There will be many military demonstrations and chances for the public to view the ships. There will be five U.S. ships taking part, led by the USS Kearsarge, a 40,500-ton amphibious assault ship equipped with both helicopters and surface boats.

The 2008 Fleet Week celebration will also include three Canadian vessels, including the USS Winston S. Churchill.

You can find the entire schedule of Fleet Week activities at

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