by Atlas Shrugs
NEW YORK (May 25, 2011) The amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) transits the Hudson River during Fleet Week 2011 parade of ships. New York has 7.5 tons of steel salvaged from the World Trade Center towers forged into her bow and is participating in the 24th annual Fleet Week New York. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric S. Garst) - thanks to Strategy Page
This is where I'll be this weekend -- it's fleet week in NY. My dream weekend. The city is filled with heroes. I am in awe.
The city of New York really opens its arms to these sailors and Marines. The Yankees and Mets provide hundreds (thousands) of free tickets for the crews, broadway stars come onboard to sing songs from shows. And the bars and restuarants give them many freebies and discounts. Many of these sailors and Marines have never been to NYC before, they love this chance to visit the city and are proud to be seen wearing their uniforms. Everywhere you turn in Mahattan you will see them, they are our best ambassadors, the true peace keepers, our heroes.
Here is the link with all the information for Fleet Week New York 2011.