Friday, May 25, 2012

Fleet week

  • STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Yesterdays rainy weather didnt dampen enthusiasm on the pier at Stapleton, as Fleet Week kicked into gear with tours of the ships berthed there.
  • (Staten Island Advance)
  • It is Fleet Week again in New York and the city is awash in seamen through Memorial Day.
  • (The Guardian)
  • It's Memorial Day weekend, and while some of you may be checking the weather and planning a brief escape or time to relax, the three-day holiday is also an opportunity for learning about history.
  • (New York Times)
  • If it's Fleet Week, that means there's got to be a fleet — and the best seats in the house to see this year's parade of ships are along the Hudson.
  • (New York Daily News)
  • Katy Perry brought her patriotic sprit to New Yorks Fleet Week, lighting up Pier 9 in Brooklyn for a special concert for troops. Members of the sea services stepped off their ships to enjoy a rousing show, with Perry sparkling in an American flag-style dress.
  • (MTV)
  • In this week's photos from around New York, tall ships sail into New York for Fleet Week, an exhibit of women artists opens on the Upper East Side, several apartments in a Fifth Avenue mansion hit the market and more.
  • (Wall Street Journal)
  • Originally Memorial Day was called Decoration Day and it was a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nations service.
  • (Examiner)
  • In May 1940, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill put out a call to every ship afloat that will float to come to the rescue of soldiers being pushed out of Europe by the German army at Dunkirk in France.
  • (Oregonian)
  • In carefully planned, deftly executed strikes, special-operations officers from the U.S. Navy rappelled from hovering helicopters on Friday morning onto school playing fields in Hackensack and Paramus.
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  • (Yahoo Finance)

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