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Navy, Coast Guard ships visit Detroit to commemorate War of 1812

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) -

Ships of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and Royal Canadian Navy are scheduled to visit Detroit as part of the Navy's Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and Navy Week, now through Sept. 10.

Area residents will have the opportunity to learn about the Navy's role during the War of 1812 and about todays Navy's capabilities and relevance to national security. Visitors will get a chance to see the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian Navy firsthand through a wide array of community events and outreach activities.

During the festivities, the public can visit Navy ships, attend concert performances by the U.S. Navy Band from Great Lakes, IL, view performances by the Navy Color Guard, and ride in the Navy flight simulator. Additionally, three U.S.Navy Admirals will be on hand for the festivities including Rear Admiral Sinclair M. Harris (CLICK THE VIDEO PLAYER TO WATCH HIS INTERVIEW), Rear Admiral Gregory M. Nosal and Detroit-native Rear Admiral John E. Jolliffe.

The public will also get the chance to meet with active and reserve sailors and officers from the visiting ships, Navy Recruiting District (NRD) Michigan and Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Detroit.

A full event schedule is available online: www.navyweek.org and www.OurFlagWasStillThere.org.

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