Thursday, May 29, 2008

"Things I Love" Thursdays - Fleet Week

Fleet Week ended yesterday.

Thousands of Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships were in town for Fleet Week New York.

Hosted nearly every year since 1984, Fleet Week New York is the City's celebration of the sea services. This annual event also provides an opportunity for the citizens of New York City and the surrounding Tri-State area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen.

Fleet Week included dozens of military demonstrations and displays throughout the week, as well as public visitation of many of the participating ships.

More than 60,000 citizens visited ships during this 21st anniversary of Fleet Week.

It also includes a lot of attractive, young Naval sailors wearing their dress whites in bars all over Manhattan. The dress whites do for them what flame-resistant overalls and suspenders do for firemen.

Fleet Week Disclaimer from the East Village Idiot.

"Things I Love" Thursdays are inspired by "I Love New York" (BNY, February 14, 2007).

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