News: Marine Week Cleveland Thursday events
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Marine Week, a celebration of community, country, and Corps, continues to showcase the unique aspects of America’s Marine Corps through more than 60 events including civic engagements, band performances and much more, June 11-17.
MARINES IN THE COMMUNITY:
Central Recreation Center Restoration
8 a.m. - 8 p.m. – Marines from Brook Park’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment will assist with painting, mulching, roof cleaning and general cleanup. Then Marine Corps Base Quantico Band will perform and spend time with the kids.
Early Education Outreach Program & Puppet Show
2 p.m. – Operated by the National Museum of the Marine Corps, the program features a puppet show, book reading, “Past and Present” guessing game and interaction with Marines dressed in period uniforms at the City of Cleveland Fairfax Recreation Center located at 2335 East 82nd Street.
8 a.m. – 8 p.m. – Marines will display state-of-the-art ground vehicles, aircraft, weaponry and equipment displays.
Vietnam War Memorial Wall Replica & Ohio Flags of Honor – Marine Honor Guard
8 a.m. – 8 p.m. - The largest replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial will be on display as well more than 400 full-sized flags memorializing Ohio’s fallen service members at Voinovich Park.
National Museum of the Marine Corps Exhibit
8 a.m. – 8 p.m. - Experience the tradition and history of the Marine Corps through combat correspondent artwork and history panels depicting the Corps’ timeline from inception in 1775 to present. Exhibit housed at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Military Science and Technology Expo
8 a.m. – 8 p.m. – The exposition, housed at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, features a simulated firing range, state-of-the-art weaponry and hands-on tutorials with the latest robotic equipment.
Marine Corps Martial Arts Program Demonstrations
10 – 11 a.m. & 3 – 4:00 p.m. – Marines will conduct hand-to-hand combat exhibitions at Public Square.
Working Dog Team Demonstrations
11 a.m. – noon & 4 – 5 p.m. – Marines will showcase their four-legged friend’s capabilities at Public Square.
The Marine Corps Base Quantico Band
11 a.m. at Public Square.
Wreath Laying Ceremony
1 p.m. – a USMC bugler and color guard will honor fallen service members at Voinovich Park.
Sunset – Marines retire the American Flag for the evening at Voinovich Park.
10 p.m. – USMC Bugler sounds Taps indicating lights out Voinovich Park.
INTERVIEW REQUESTS: Interviews are available and encouraged with any of the Marines working throughout the community. Photo opportunities abound, including aboard and inside static equipment.
VIDEO and PHOTOS: Visit the DVIDS Marine Week Cleveland Feature page for the most recent images and videos from Marine Week Cleveland. Updated throughout the day, all pictures and videos are free and available in hi-definition.
Capt. Craig Thomas at (571) 319-1329.
Marine Week Cleveland Press Room: (216) 664-7017
The official Marine Week Cleveland schedule of events can be found at:
Date Posted:06.14.2012 06:29
Location:CLEVELAND, OH, US
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