Marine Week Nashville Commences With Musical Opening Ceremony

Marine Week Nashville Commences With Musical Opening Ceremony

By MP&F Staff

Marine Week 2016The first day of Marine Week Nashville (Sept. 7–11) will be commemorated with a music-filled opening ceremony and celebration in Public Square Park on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 6–8 p.m.

Mayor Megan Barry, whose father was a Marine, and U.S. Marine Corps leadership will open the ceremony with remarks and will present a proclamation before yielding the stage to performances by country music singer Darryl Worley, Marine singer Col. Mike Corrado, Marine Band San Diego and the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon.

The opening ceremony launches five days of Marine Week Nashville, Sept. 7–11, featuring more than 80 free, public events across the city in celebration of “Community, Country and Corps.” Each day will begin at 6 a.m. with reveille and close with taps at 10 p.m., both at the Court of Flags, First Avenue at Broadway.

Wednesday’s other highlights include:

  • Wreath-Laying Ceremony with Talia Lomax-O’dneal, Metro Finance Director, 9–9:30 a.m., at John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge
  • Story Time With the Marines, 9:30–10:30 a.m., at Nashville Public Library

For the full Marine Week schedule, please visit usmarineweek.com/events.

Marine Week Nashville events on Tuesday included a convoy of Marine equipment in downtown Nashville, Marine Corps artists painting a mural along Eighth Avenue, Marine visits to high schools around Nashville and a Marine Corps Leadership Seminar at Middle Tennessee State University. To view photos and video footage taken at today’s events by the USMC, please visit the digital newsroom after 5 p.m. at http://usmarineweek.com/digital-newsroom/.

1st Lt. Johnny Henderson, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Public Affairs Office

Cellphone: (903) 814-1298; johnny.henderson@usmc.mil

Staff Sgt. Bobby J. Yarbrough, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Public Affairs Office
Cellphone: (479) 466-1046; bobby.yarbrough@usmc.mil

Tom Hayden, Account Supervisor, MP&F Public Relations
Phone: (615) 259-4000; thayden@mpf.com