This week New York saw its 29th Annual Fleet Week, a celebration that brings together over 3,700 sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen. It offers an opportunity for citizens of New York and the area to meet today’s maritime servicemen and women. Events were held throughout the five boroughs.
The Intrepid, an aircraft carrier that fought in World War II, docked in the Hudson River along the West Side Highway. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, which is located behind the ship, offered many events during Fleet Week including performances, tours and interactive displays. More than 50,000 men served on board Intrepid during the ship’s time in service.
Navy divers entertained school children from inside the fish tank at the New York Aquarium in Brooklyn on Wednesday.
A Coast Guard serviceman stands for a portrait in front of Intrepid.
A U.S. Army Veteran outside the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
During the initial parade of ships into the city, servicemen and women performed a formal salute to the Statue of Liberty on Wednesday.
A ship from St. Charles, MO docked in the Hudson River along the West Side Highway.
A wall decorated with buoys along the West Side Highway. It stands yards away from the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
Visitors to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum walk past Intrepid.
A young girl in patriotic attire.
Service members from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Coast Guard participated in a re-enlistment and promotion ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial on Friday.
A Navy servicewoman is awarded a Certificate of Appreciation in front of the North Pool at the 911 memorial.
Two servicemen stand for a portrait in front of the Freedom Tower.
Two women embrace after receiving a Certificate of Appreciation.
The re-enlistment and promotion ceremony offered photo opportunities for visitors as well as servicemen and women.
Servicemen and women stand in honor of those who were awarded for their services.