Chicago Navy Week schedule of events

June 27, 2011 5:04:59 AM PDT
Events are planned to celebrate Navy sailors who serve our country and the communities that support them.

June 23, 2011

What: Flag raising ceremony across 7 Chicago Park District summer camps for opening day
Who: Navy flag raising and trumpeter at each park
Where: Leone, Montrose, North Avenue, 31st Street, 41st Street, South Shore, Calumet
When: Monday, June 27, 10:00 a.m.
Navy sailors educating kids about flag etiquette to kick off Chicago Park District summer camp opening day
What: Proclamation for Chicago Navy Week
Who: Rear Admiral William Hilarides and city government staff
Where: Daley Plaza
When: Monday, June 27, Noon

Museum of Science and Industry tour of U505 sub
Who: USS Chicago Sailors and RADM Hilarides
Where: Museum of Science and Industry
When: Tuesday, June 28, 10:30 - 12:00
Museum visitors can meet Navy sailors from USS Chicago submarine (SSN 721) at the U-505 exhibit

What: American Airlines Gate Dedication
Who: Rear Admiral Hilarides and Navy band
Where: American Airlines gate K3 - O'Hare airport
When: Monday, June 27
American Airlines dedicates gate K3 at O'Hare Airport for Navy Week and the Centennial of Naval Aviation. RADM Hilarides attendance and visual display of American Airlines jet with yellow military ribbon on tail and two Navy T-45 Goshawk training jets

What: U.S. Special Operations Divers at Shedd Aquarium
Who: U.S. Navy SEAL and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Divers
Where: Caribbean Reef exhibit at Shedd Aquarium
When: Tuesday, June 28, 11:00 a.m.
Shedd Aquarium visitors will have the opportunity to speak with the divers as they swim in the Caribbean Reef exhibit and learn more about the Navy's Special Operations community and day-to-day life in the U.S. Navy.

What: U.S. Navy Parachute Team "Leap Frogs"
Who: "Leap Frogs" jump into Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox cross town classic
Where: Wrigley Field
When: Friday, July, 1 p.m.

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