Friday, June 3, 2011
Booty: Follow the Fleet
Of particular interest to Triple P is the recent Fleet Week in New Orleans, which corresponded with New York’s. Here the Navy announced their intention to open four years of world wide commemorations of the War of 1812’s bicentennial next April in my favorite city. You don’t imagine it will end with a bang round about, say, January 8, 2015 in the Big Easy too? Rain or shine, I plan to be there with bells (and probably piratical attire) on. More information can be found here at NOLA.com.
To highlight Fleet Week, Slate.com did a pictorial featuring archive photos from celebrations past (including one from New Orleans and the picture featured at the header). Though Slate has not always embraced the service over the last decade, as the child of many a sailor I’d like to commend them for this brief but lovely tribute. Click here to see the slide show, and happy Friday!
Header: Marilyn Monroe at Fleet Week in 1955 with sailor Arnold Lincoln