The Navy Band will play at River Raisin Battlefield

The US Navy visits the River Raisin Battlefield for Navy Week. Brian Coon, a junior Navy lieutenant who grew up in Maybee, said it was part of the service’s efforts to reach Midwestern communities.

“It is extremely important. I know that when I was growing up, I was lucky enough to have my dad who served on active duty in the navy. He’s also from the Monroe area. So I knew the navy pretty well because of him, but I know a lot of people who just think the military is the military because they’re not really exposed to the other branches. There’s a whole other force out there that serves our best interests and it’s very important that people in Central American communities like Monroe understand that the Navy is working for them and that their tax dollars are being used to wisely,” Coon said. .

A marching band will perform at the free event from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on July 11. Participation will be free.

Sailors from different Navy specialties will be present. This is a family-centric event and not a recruiting event, but anyone interested in a career in the Navy can ask questions about the different jobs within the service and how they can apply if she wishes.

“We are thrilled to bring Navy Week to Detroit,” Commander John Fage, an officer with the Navy Office of Community Outreach, said in a press release. “Navy Weeks gives us the opportunity to help connect Americans to their Navy. We look forward to building those connections safely and responsibly in the Detroit area and showing everyone why their Navy is so important.” .”

According to the Navy, this will be the third part of the first day of festivities in the greater southeast Michigan area. The group will start the day at the Detroit Zoo at 11:30 a.m., before heading to the battlefield. There will also be a brass quintet in Greenfield Village. Other festivities will take place elsewhere over the next two days in the Detroit metro area.

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