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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Fleet Week

Monday was the last day of Fleet Week (May 25-30), an annual event since 1984, with thousands of sailors, marines and Coast Guardsmen participating and hitting the streets of NYC while on leave, like the two in the photo. They arrived on eleven large ships, berthed at piers in Manhattan and Staten Island. The ships were available for boarding by the public, with the crew providing tours.
Events were planned daily, including a Parade of Ships, flyovers by jets, helicopter demos, music bands, parades etc., but boarding the ships has been the big draw for most of the public and the lines were blocks and hours long. Of course not everyone is thrilled with the military presence and their activities ....

10 comments:

Anne said...

Wow i'm sure that was a whole week of fun! I love their white uniforms and their little hats :)

Mark said...

When the picture came up my first reaction was to sing New york, New york what a wonderful....well you know the rest.
I am running a competition over at Sainte Maxime DP come and visit.

Kathrine said...

I think they had an episode on Sex and the City where they mentioned Fleet Week - nice to see some real sailors :-)

Good photo!

/Kathrine

Kala said...

great people pic - sailors have the most interesting uniform - much friendlier looking than the other branches of the military

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