The Marine Week Nashville festivities continue into the weekend with a boot camp challenge and a parade unlike any the city has ever seen, the latter rolling through Lower Broadway on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 5–6 p.m.
The public is invited to take in the sights of more than 700 Marines’ ascending from Fifth Avenue to Riverfront Park. The sounds of the full ceremonial Marine Band San Diego will energize the crowd on Lower Broadway as the Silent Drill Platoon’s rifles will spin and toss without a single verbal command.
Before the parade, the Marines invite big kids and little ones (ages 5 and up) to join them for the Marine Boot Camp Challenge, 3 p.m. Saturday at Walk of Fame Park. Participants can expect five stages of activities and obstacles used to test Marine recruits during their training. Kids who participate will receive a passport and stamp for each activity to earn the title of Future Marine.
Saturday’s other highlights include:
- Wreath-Laying Ceremony with Councilwoman Tanaka Vercher, 9–9:30 a.m., at John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge
- Mural Unveiling Ceremony, 9:30–10:30 a.m., Douglas Corner Café
- Dragon Boat Festival, 10 a.m.–12 p.m., Cumberland River
- Vanderbilt vs. MTSU Football Game, 3 p.m., Vanderbilt Stadium
- Marine Band San Diego’s “Sound Strike” at the Tin Roof, 7–10 p.m., at Tin Roof Broadway
For the full Marine Week schedule, please visit usmarineweek.com/events.
Marine Week Nashville events on Friday included the Marine Corps Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) demonstration, working out with the Marines, a Marine Band San Diego concert and the Marines at the Nashville Sounds home playoff game.
To view photos and video footage taken at today’s events by the USMC, please visit the digital newsroom after 5 p.m. at usmarineweek.com/digital-newsroom.
1st Lt. Johnny Henderson, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Public Affairs Office
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Staff Sgt. Bobby J. Yarbrough, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Public Affairs Office
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Tom Hayden, Account Supervisor, MP&F Public Relations
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