ADVISORY, May 24, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and coalition allies will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in honor of the 25th anniversary of Fleet Week in New York City and the commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. The week features extensive military demonstrations, as well as the opportunity for the public to tour some of the visiting ships. The Memorial Day commemoration is a highlight of the week's festivities, featuring the singing of Taps and a military aircraft fly over in honor of those who lost their lives in service to the United States.
In honor of the occasion, Lieutenant General John Paxton will ring the Closing Bell.
NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Friday, May 25, 2012 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Fleet Week Media Center
Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463
Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
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About Fleet Week:
Held nearly every year since 1984, Fleet Week New York is the city's celebration of the sea services. Fleet Week New York provides an opportunity for the citizens of New York City and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as see, first-hand, the latest capabilities of today's maritime services. More than 6,000 service men and women from the U.S. and coalition nations will arrive aboard the ships.
This year, Fleet Week New York is one of the signature events around the country commemorating OpSail 2012, the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the Star-Spangled Banner. The commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 is a salute to all Sailors and Marines who fought gallantly in that conflict, who served in all our nation's conflicts since then, and who are defending freedom around the world today.
For more information, visit the official Fleet Week New York City Web site at: www.fleetweeknewyork.com or find "Fleet Week New York" on Facebook.
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