NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The United States Marine Corps has selected Nashville to host Marine Week 2016. The celebration of “Community, Country and Corps” will take place throughout the city Sept. 7–11.
To play off Nashville’s long and storied musical history, the Marines have chosen a theme for Marine Week Nashville – “Nashville Has a Backstage Pass.” With Nashville as the stage, everyone will have a backstage pass to the free and open public events designed to give a better understanding of the Corps.
There will be a dozen events each day beginning with a 6 a.m. reveille and ending with taps at 10 p.m. Scheduled events will include musical performances from the Marine Corps Band, interactive displays of the latest Marine Corps technology, vehicles and aircraft, daily workouts, and community service projects. Through these events and the numerous opportunities to visit with the more than 700 Marines who will be in town, the public will be able to learn what makes the Corps so special.
New information and activities will be added frequently to the Marine Week Nashville website during the coming months at www.usmarineweek.com. Additional information can also be found on Facebook @marineweek, on Twitter @marine_week and on Instagram @marine_week.
“The Marines are equipped with the latest advanced weaponry, which will be on full display,” said Capt. Philip Kulczewski, Marine Corps public affairs officer. “Our greatest strength, however, is the men and women who make up our expeditionary fighting force, and we are excited for them to come to Nashville to share their story with the community.”
Mayor Megan Barry, the daughter of a Marine and champion for bringing Marine Week to Nashville, said, “Our community is honored to welcome the Marines, and we look forward to celebrating the spirit and dedication of the Corps.”
Previous Marine Weeks have taken place in Chicago, Boston, St. Louis, Cleveland, Seattle and Phoenix.