Hi, friends! Hope you had a great Labor Day Weekend. This week is an exciting week for Detroit as the city hosts Marine Week Detroit 2017! There will be many events open to the public throughout the week. Take a look at the list of events below or visit usmarineweek.com for more information about Marine Week!
Marine Week Comes to the Motor City!
Have you ever heard of Marine Week? I’ll admit, this is my first time learning about Marine Week. You may recall my mentioning my family is a military family. My husband served 8.5 years in the U.S. Army so we are BIG supporters of the United States Armed Forces!
I’m looking forward to attending a few of the Marine Week events with my family! I will be sure to share photographs of our experience of Marine Week Detroit on the blog, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
If you go to Marine Week, make sure you use #MarineWeek on your social media accounts when you share your photographs!
Workout with a Marine!
Workout with a Marine at 7 a.m. Sept. 6 – 9, Cadillac Square – join the Marines for a one-hour glimpse into their physical fitness training. The sessions will be self-paced and can be modified for any experience level. Bring a water bottle and a positive attitude!
Camp Shultz: Static Military Equipment Display
Camp Shultz opens 11 a.m. Wed., Sept. 6, GM parking lot behind the GMRENCEN – named for one of the iconic Mount Suribachi flag raisers and native Detroiter Private First Class Harold E. Schultz, the static military equipment display will include an MV-22 Osprey, M1A1 Abrams Battle Tank, Light Armored Vehicle Anti-Tank and more.
Open 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wed – Sat. and 9 a.m. – noon Sun.
Marine Week Detroit Opening Ceremony
Opening Ceremony at 6 p.m. Wed. Sept. 6, Campus Martius Park – nearly 700 Marines will gather to launch the annual celebration of “Community, Country, and Corps,” featuring performances by Marine Band San Diego and the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon.
The Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, General Robert Neller, and Michigan Lt. Governor Brian Calley will address the crowd.
Marine Air-Ground Task Force Demonstrations
Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) demonstrations, Detroit Riverfront, behind the GMRENCEN – witness aviation and reconnaissance Marines executing a visit, board, search and seizure mission. The military operations simulations showcase Marine aircraft, combat rubber raiding craft, and Marine infantry.
Shows 2 – 2:30 p.m. Fri., Sept. 8 and 10:45 – 11:15 Sun., Sept. 10.
Pre-MAGTF shows will feature Marine Band San Diego and the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, along with martial arts and K-9 demonstrations. (1:15 p.m. Sept. 8 and 10:15 a.m. Sept. 10)
A post-MAGTF rock concert, featuring Marine Band San Diego’s “Sound Strike,” will immediately follow the demonstration at Camp Schultz on Sept. 8.
American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Memorial Wall
American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Memorial Wall opens 11 a.m. Fri., Sept. 8, Hart Plaza – the scaled down version of the Washington, DC monument will be the site of a pinning ceremony at 4 p.m. on Sept. 8 honoring local Vietnam veterans and paying tribute to those who lost their lives in the Vietnam War.
Open 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Fri. and Sat. and 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sun.
9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at 9 a.m. Sun., Sept. 10 in Hart Plaza –
Marine Week Detroit closes with a public observance at the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall commemorating the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The observance will include a moment of silence to honor the fallen and a firing party that will fire a three-round volley.
For the full Marine Week Detroit schedule, please visit www.usmarineweek.com/events.