NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Memorial Day weekend kicks off with lots of Fleet Week events around town.

Hundreds of Marines who are here for Fleet Week are taking part in Marine Day in Battery Park. Marines demonstrated weaponry, held pull-up competitions and posed for pictures with the public.

1010 WINS Glenn Schuck reports: Marines Take Part In Battery Park’s Marine Day

“This is great being to walk around and interact and talk to the guys,” said one man. “It’s just great to have them here.”

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“I’m three generations Marine Corps in my family,” said one woman. “They’re unbelievable, I can’t thank them enough, so stop by every time you see someone in uniform and say thank you.”

The event is just one of many going on for Fleet Week. Marine Day is all day Saturday in Battery Park from 9am to 4pm.

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Comments (4)
  1. Stacy Pelletier says:

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  2. Stacy says:

    Hey Daniela, Take a Chill Pill, It is those Men & Women that were showing what they do for their jobs, the equipment the have to use to go to the lengths to protect you and all of us. If it was not for our Men & Women of our Armed Forces you could not live the life that you have. I bet you are one of these people that walked right by the service men and never give it thought to just say THANK YOU. It is comments like that which proves we are A FREE Country even where people like you “SHALLOW MINDED” can live free. GOD BLESS AMERICA AND ALL OF THE SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN WHO DO THE JOBS THEY ARE TRAINED TO DO.!!!!!!!!!

  3. Daniela says:

    Really? Not one quote from someone who didn’t like this display? I was there and saw children playing with guns. Not cool.

    1. Karen says:

      Relax Daniela. Because they are here, you child may never have to learn to use one of those weapons. THAT’S the take-away from this, sweetie !

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