FLEET WEEK – MEMORIAL DAY – NEW YORK CITY – 2008

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A color guard team parades the flag during the Sunset Parade aboard USS Monterey (CG 61) at Stapleton Pier on Staten Island, N.Y., on May 24.

Saluting the colors, from left, are Vice Adm. Marty Chanik, commander, U.S. Navy Second Fleet; Capt. Todd W. Bostock, commanding officer, USS Monterey (CG 61); Rear Adm. Frank Pandolfe, commander, Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group/Carrier Strike Group 2; and Monsignor James J. Dorney, a U.S. Coast Guard and former U.S. Navy Catholic chaplain.

The Sunset Parade is one of many events honoring the sea services during Fleet Week New York 2008.

More than 4,000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will enjoy the sights, sounds and hospitality of New York City while participating in community-service projects and local Memorial Day observances.

U.S. Navy Photo by Equipment Operator 1st Class Ruben Martinez

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The United States Line’s SS AMERICA being repainted in 1941 to the grey USS WESTPOINT – the beginning of World War Two and service in the US war effort…


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