Tuesday, May 19, 2009

New York Fleet Week: 25 years of sailors, everywhere

New York's first Fleet Week was 25 years ago in a city presumably a lot less kind to men and women in all-white uniforms. When they arrive this Wednesday, however, they'll have an extra-special landmark to greet them -- the newly reopened at the Sea, Air & Space Museum on the USS Intrepid.

You might want to stumble into work a little late tomorrow so you can catch the parade of ships in the Hudson River tomorrow at 10:30am. From then until Memorial Day, be on the lookout for wandering clusters of naval men and women all around the city.

(Photo from 1942, by Alfred Eisenstaedt, LIFE images)

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