Marine Week coming to Nashville in September
Ray Howze, email@example.com 10:02 p.m. CDT June 13, 2016
The week-long event will showcase the Marine Corps' latest technology, vehicles and equipment
Marine Week Phoenix: Marines march in opening ceremony
What: Marine Week Nashville
When: Sept. 7-11
Where: Downtown Nashville
More information: usmarineweek.com
Nashville will welcome more than 700 Marines this September for the Corps' annual Marine Week celebration.
Featuring performances from the Marine Corps Band and displays of its latest technology, aircraft and other vehicles, the showcase from Sept. 7-11 will offer a number of chances for the public to get familiar with the service branch.
"We're going to bring so many aspects of the Marine Corps, some you probably didn’t even know we had," said Tracey Campbell, operations manager for Marine Week. "There will be a silent drill platoon, the band will be out, along with a mounted color guard.
"Everything that you might not have known the Marine Corps does, we're going to showcase that."
Each day will begin at 6 a.m. with a reveille, or bugle call, and conclude at 10 p.m. with the playing of taps. Throughout the day, Marines will conduct demonstrations around town as well as daily workouts and community service projects the public is welcome to join.