The U.S. Navy Is Celebrating Its 240th Birthday Today
The U.S. Navy, which is celebrating its 240th birthday today, announced that more than 400 Navy sailors will participate in Veterans Week NYC 2015 from November 8 to 13 in New York City to honor the service and sacrifice of all American veterans.
This year, the USS New York (LPD 21) is scheduled to visit New York City to celebrate Veterans Day events. The ship contains 7.5 tons of steel reclaimed from the World Trade Center after the attacks on 9/11. This marks the ship's second visit to New York City since its commissioning on November 7, 2009.
The USS New York has a crew of 360 men and women and can carry up to 700 Marines and equipment.
Sailors from local commands in Manhattan, the Bronx, Long Island and New Jersey will be joined by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, Rear Adm. Cynthia Thebaud, Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Two, and the captain and crew of USS New York (LPD 21), who recently returned from deployment in the Middle East.
Veterans Week NYC 2015 and America’s Parade are presented by the United War Veterans Council to honor the sacrifices and service of all veterans.
Sailors will take part in activities throughout the City including city tours, sporting events, attending Veterans Week remembrances and marching in America’s Parade, the largest in America.
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