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Navy Week opens with August 28 ceremony at Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument

August 27, 2018

Navy Week opens with August 28 ceremony at Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Navy Week, featuring a variety of events here to celebrate that branch of the service, will formally open with a 5 p.m. ceremony on August 28 at the Cuyahoga County Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument on Public Square.

The free event will include remarks by Vice Admiral Forrest Faison III, and performances by the U.S. Fleet Forces Band and Navy Ceremonial Guard Drill Team.

For Navy Week, which runs through Sept. 2, the monument has created a special display focusing on three admirals who were Northeast Ohio natives.

They are:

* Rear Admiral David Sinton Ingalls, of Hunting Valley, who was the Navy’s first and only flying ace of World War I, and later served in the Ohio House of Representatives.

*Cleveland native Rear Admiral Isaac Campbell Kidd who was killed on the bridge of the battleship USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and was the first Navy flag officer killed in action in World War II.

*Fleet Admiral Ernest Joseph King, of Lorain, who served as commander in chief of the U.S. fleet and chief of naval operations during World War II.

The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, 3 Public Square, will have extended hours during Navy Week, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free.

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