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Get Ready for Fleet Week 2014!

For Immediate Release:
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SHIPS, SAILORS COME TO PORT IN SOUTH FLORIDA:
FLEET WEEK 2014 SET FOR APRIL 28-MAY 5

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — Broward Navy Days, Inc. will host the 24th annual Humana Military FLEET WEEK PORT EVERGLADES, April 28 – May 5, 2014. During his recent visit to South Florida, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert confirmed that the U.S.S. New York, one of the Navy's newest ships, constructed from steel recovered from the wreckage of the Twin Towers, will visit Port Everglades for Fleet Week. Hundreds of Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will participate in a week of activities, demonstrations and community service projects.

Among the activities planned:

  • "All Hands on Deck" Welcoming Party at Seminole Hard Rock Casino
  • Red Cross Blood Drives
  • Community Relations Projects at Local Schools, Hospitals, Civic Organizations
  • Damage Control Olympics
  • Public Ship Tours with Special Days for Students, Veterans, ROTC & Sea Cadets Groups
  • "Galley Wars" Culinary Competition with Celebrity Judges
  • Salute to Veterans Sponsored by The Marrinson Group
  • Run with the Military 5K

Most events are free and open to the public. A complete schedule of events will be posted on BrowardNavyDaysInc.org this spring.

"These great young Americans felt a call to serve their country and are routinely sent to represent our nation and defend our strategic interests at great personal risk. Hours are long, pay is low, and physical hardships and family separations are part of the job," explained Mary Anne Gray, chair of Broward Navy Days, Inc. "Fleet Week provides an opportunity for the citizens of South Florida to meet and thank these heroes while witnessing first-hand the latest capabilities of today's modern Navy and maritime services."

BROWARD NAVY DAYS, INC. (BND) is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization with a mission to support the morale, welfare, & recreation of our nation's maritime services. Fleet Week Port Everglades 2012 – supported by title sponsor Humana Military Healthcare Services  – is South Florida's occasion to honor and celebrate our Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen for their services to our country.

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