Chicago Navy Week 2012

Chicago Navy Week 2012 is one of 15 selected cities where “America’s Navy will  give Chicago residents an  opportunity to meet Sailors and learn about the Navy’s capabilities and relevance to national security.”

WHEN: August 13-20, 2012; Coincides with the Chicago Air and Water Show 2012

WHERE: Navy Pier and various locations around Chicago (901-874-7049; navyweek.org)

Navy Pier at night, November 2004

Navy Pier at night, November 2004 (Photo credit: anniekate)

English: Official seal of the United States Na...

English: Official seal of the United States Navy Band (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Navy show-off

Navy show-off (Photo credit: latch.r)

Chicago Navy Week 2012 will commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and The Star  Spangled Banner with U.S. Navy ship visits, and special events recognizing  America’s Navy for keeping the sea free for more than 200 years.

Navy SEALS

Navy SEALS (Photo credit: Rennett Stowe)

US Navy 070704-N-8110K-009 The USS Wasp (LHD 1...

US Navy 070704-N-8110K-009 The USS Wasp (LHD 1) color guard presents the colors while conductor Keith Lockhart leads the world renowned Boston Pops through The Star-Spangled Banner, at the opening ceremony of the annual Boston (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Navy plans to include the following elements in Chicago Navy Week  2012:

*“Blue Angels,” The  Navy Flight Demonstration Team

*“Leap Frogs,” The Navy  Parachute Team

Musicians from the U.S. Navy perform The Star-...

Musicians from the U.S. Navy perform The Star-Spangled Banner prior to a baseball game in Boston (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Come out and see the visiting U.S. Navy  Ships at Navy Pier and listen to the Navy Band musical performances.

Admirals and other senior Navy leaders will engage with local corporate,  civic, government and educational leaders.

–  Navy simulator and other interactive displays –  Visits to area schools –  Community service projects and events with local sports franchises –  Visits with local veterans

Other cities hosting a Navy Week in 2012 are:  Phoenix; New Orleans; Nashville, Tenn.; Spokane, Wash.; Baltimore; Boston;  Sacramento, Calif.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; Milwaukee; Toledo, Ohio; Cleveland;  Detroit; Buffalo, N.Y.; and Houston.

For more information about the Chicago Navy Week 2011. Contact: Lt.Cmdr. Pamela Bou at (901) 874-7049 ; E-mail: pamela.bou@navyweek.org

Navy SEALS

Navy SEALS (Photo credit: Rennett Stowe)

Check out the Chicago Navy Week 2012 page here.

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

 

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