I'm so excited that Toledo will be hosting a great celebration for Navy Week and the commemoration of the War of 1812!
Press Release from the City of Toledo:
US Navy Rear Admiral to visit Toledo for Navy Week planning
Commander of Carrier Strike Group Two will tour city, meet with leaders for final planning session before August events
As preparations continue for Toledo Navy Week, Rear Admiral Gregory Nosal, Commander of Carrier Strike Group Two will visit the city to meet with community leaders and tour sites involved with the week long series of events.
Rear Adm. Nosal will make brief remarks at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 16 on the downtown riverfront in Promenade Park at Jefferson Street before beginning a tour of the planned docking sites and command post to be used in August.
Toledo is one of just six Great Lakes cities that will host a Navy Week as part of the commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. As part of Toledo Navy Week, the city will welcome the commanding officers and crew of the USS DeWert, the USS Hurricane, US Coast Guard Mobile Bay, the historic brig USS Niagara and the Royal Canadian Navy, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Ville de Quebec. Toledo Navy Week events will be scheduled beginning August 20, 2012 and the ships will formally enter Toledo’s port on August 23, 2012 with group tours and general public viewing throughout the weekend.
A biography of Rear Adm. Nosal may be accessed at http://www.navy.mil/navydata/bios/navybio.asp?bioID=547. For more information about the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, visit www.ourflagwasstillthere.org. Information about Navy Weeks nationwide can be found at www.navyweek.org.