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Get Ready for Fleet Week 2015!

For Immediate Release:
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SHIPS, SAILORS COME TO PORT IN SOUTH FLORIDA:
FLEET WEEK 2015 SET FOR MAY 4 - 10

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — Broward Navy Days, Inc. will host the 25th annual Humana FLEET WEEK PORT EVERGLADES, May 4 - 10, 2015. Hundreds of Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen coming in on five visiting ships will participate in a week of recreational activities, professional demonstrations and community service projects at locations across South Florida.

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 at Resolve Marine Academy
  • 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
  • Legion of Honor Ceremony hosted by Consul General of France
  • Public Concerts by Navy Band Southeast in Hollywood and Pompano Beach
  • Take a Hero Fishing Tournaments in Ft. Lauderdale and Miami

In addition to events commemorating the 25th anniversary of Broward Navy Days, Inc., Fleet Week Port Everglades will also celebrate the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Coast Guard and the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Naval Reserves with special receptions.

Ships scheduled to participate include the U.S.S. Wasp, an amphibious assault craft; two destroyers, the U.S.S. Cole and U.S.S. James Williams; a submarine to be announced; and the U.S. Coast Guard fast response cutter Richard Etheridge. Ships are expected to arrive at Port Everglades between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Monday, May 4.

Many events are free and open to the public. A complete schedule of events and links to register for ship tours can be found on BrowardNavyDaysInc.org.

"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 2015 – 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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