News: Marine Week Cleveland Friday events
CLEVELAND, Ohio - A list of events to be held Friday for Marine Week.
Marine Week Cleveland Mural Dedication
10:30 a.m. – Marine artists will unveil and dedicate a 48 foot mural painted during Marine Week at the Cleveland Waste Collection located at 5601 Carnegie Avenue. Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Brigadier General Joseph L. Osterman will be presiding over the ceremony.
Marine Night at the Ballpark
Join us at 5:30 p.m. for Marine Night at Progressive Field with pre-game festivities including the Marine Corps Color Guard, a Quantico Marine Band performance, ceremonial-first pitch, flyover and more. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.
8 a.m. – 8 p.m. – Marines will display state-of-the-art ground vehicles, aircraft, weaponry and equipment displays at Public Square, Gateway Plaza, Voinovich Park and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
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: