Thursday, May 26, 2011
'Parade of Ships' arrives in New York for Fleet Week
Last Updated: 2:27 PM, May 25, 2011
Posted: 9:24 AM, May 25, 2011
New Yorkers will be tipping their hats to the members of the armed forces who arrive in town Wednesday for Fleet Week.
Thousands of Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen from the US Navy and the US Coast Guard are expected.
A fleet of nine Navy and Coast Guard ships arrived Wednesday on the West Side of Manhattan.
The "Parade of Ships" included the USS Iwo Jima, USS Kauffman, USS Carr, USS John L. Hall, USS New York, USCG Katherine Walker, USCG Tampa, USCG Willow and USCG Reliance.
They sailed up the Hudson River, under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to the George Washington Bridge, then turned around to dock in Manhattan and Staten Island.
Fleet Week runs through June 1.
New York City's official website says there will be "dozens of military demonstrations and displays throughout the week as well as public visitation of participating ships."
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