Fleet Week New York 2012

NEW YORK (May 23, 2012) US Coast Guard Medium Endurance-class cutter USCGC Seneca (WMEC 906) sails past the Statue of Liberty during the Parade of Sail, launching Fleet Week New York 2012. Fleet Week New York 2012 marks the 25th year the city has celebrated the nation’s sea services for the citizens of New York and the tri-state area. This year, the seven-day event, coincides with the commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, with more than 6,000 service-members from the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard sea services in addition to coalition ships from around the world. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David P. Coleman/Released)

[Image courtesy of the US Navy Website.]

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Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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