MarineParents.com, Inc. participation at Marine Week in Chicago was a huge hit! It was an honor to be able to exhibit among the fantastic booths and exhibitions staffed by our Marines. The event was spectacular and we're looking forward to participating in future Marine Week events.
The two links below have some great information about the week. Be sure to check out the Marine Corps-produced video imbedded on this page as well.
General James T. Conway announced inaugural Marine Week activities held in partnership with the great city of Chicago from 11-17 May 2009. This is the first of many celebrations honoring country and Corps in cities across the Nation. Marine Parents will participate in the proclamation ceremony at the beginning of the week and further details of our participation are in the works, more details will be available in the next newsletter. The following is a message from General Conway:
“Established to recognize the contributions of local Marine heroes, their families, and the cities from which they came, Marine Week also showcases the rich history and traditions of our beloved Corps. During the week, citizens will find Marines volunteering at local food kitchens and community parks, inspiring students by sharing their stories of service to their country, conducting intense physical fitness challenges and martial arts demonstrations, and performing with local musical groups. The Marine Corps will also display aircraft, vehicles, and the latest technology and equipment used to protect and preserve our Nation and its citizens.
As we embark on this journey, I encourage you to salute the Marines serving in your community and accept my invitation to celebrate Marine Week with your United States Marine Corps."