Hi, friends! Marine Week is in full effect this week! I attended the opening ceremony on Wednesday, September 6th with my teen daughter Michala. It was truly inspiring to see so many people out watching the opening ceremony festivities and cheering on the Marines.
As I walked through the crowd to take pictures of the event, I noticed many Detroiters stopping a serviceman or a servicewoman to thank him/her for their service. Some applauded Marines, like the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, as they walked through the crowd. “Thank you for your service!” bystanders happily yelled out to Marines.
Just as Detroiters are proud of their city, they also showed the Marines how proud they are of their great service to our country!
If you haven’t had a chance to catch a Marine Week event, you still have time! There are many events scheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Read my previous post with the listing of events for the week or visit usmarineweek.com for additional details about Marine Week.
Check out my photographs from Marine Week Opening Ceremony! And don’t forget to use the hashtag #marineweek when you share your photos of Marine Week on your social media accounts! I’ve been looking at Instagram pictures people are sharing of their Marine Week adventures and everyone looks like they are having a blast!