The soldiers who serve in the Navy, marine Corps and the coast guard are spending their Memorial Day weekend in New York City for Fleet Week, also known as a week-long celebration for our country’s maritime services.
The festivities of the city, and with 29 Fleet Week began on Wednesday morning when 3,700 AMERICAN and Canadian sailors docked in the Port of New York, as part of the Parade of Ships.
The Parade of Ships includes five U.S. Navy ships, four U. S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol boats, two U. S. Coast Guard cutters, and one of the Royal Canadian Navy ship, according to ABC7NY.
The New York City Police Department is the protection of the Hudson River, with its Port Unit in preparation for the arrival of the ships. The security is increased during the high profile areas of the city after a driver plowed his car three blocks from Times Square last week, the murder of an 18-year-old tourist from Michigan.
The ships will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday as part of a large number of other exhibitions that will be available in the coming days as part of Fleek Week.