Fleet Week is pretty much over, but there’s still a chance to see Marines singing for their supper at a Hard Rock Café karaoke party. The fun begins at 7 p.m. at the Times Square restaurant in midtown Manhattan.
Today was the last day of the weeklong event, and it started at 8 a.m. with about 400 Marines, sailors, Coast Guardsmen and New York’s police and firefighters making a run through downtown Manhattan to honor 9/11 victims and America’s fallen heroes.
More than 3,000 members of the military were in the New York City area participating in re-enlistment ceremonies, community outreach events and equipment demonstrations for Fleet Week, which has been hosted by New York for each of the past 26 years.
Marines and sailors from 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force New York, and the USS Iwo Jima attended a Memorial Day ceremony yesterday at the Soldiers’ and Sailor’s monument, and everyone sails out tomorrow.