May 19, 2012 by NYCMarinesvideo
NEW YORK -- The Marine Corps will lead a memorial run in honor of the victims of 9/11 and America's fallen heroes on Tuesday, May 29 as a part of Fleet Week 2012. Marines will gather at the southwest end of the North Cove Marina at 8 a.m. to begin the run.
The Marines will be joined by Navy and Coast Guard service members. They will head out of the Police Memorial, turning south onto the West Side Hwy, passing through Battery PI, crossing through Bridge St, heading north up Broad St and turning west onto Liberty St.
The Marines will arrive outside of FDNY Engine 10/Ladder 10 on Liberty Street (1 block west of Church St) where participants will observe a moment of silence and will then proceed to the 9/11 Memorial to lay a wreath at the ground zero site.
The Quantico Marine Band will play on the steps of Federal Hall at 8:30 a.m. during the run and again during the memorial ceremony at ground zero.
7:30 a.m. -- Marines arrive by ferry at North Cove Marina
7:45 a.m. -- Begin daily warm ups
8:00 a.m. -- Start run with members of the Navy and Coast Guard
9:00 a.m. -- End run at World Trade Center site (90 West Street)
9:10 a.m. -- Ceremony at World Trade Center site
9:50 a.m. -- End of ceremony
Approximately 6,000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will descend upon the city to celebrate the 25th Fleet Week New York, which will take place May 23-30. In addition, this year we will celebrate the bi-centennial of the War of 1812. Fleet Week has been New York City's celebration of the sea services since 1984. It is an unparalleled opportunity for citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as see, firsthand, the latest capabilities of today's maritime services.