Charlotte Marine Week: Military aircraft land in First Ward Park

- Marine Corps pilots landed aircraft at First Ward Park on Tuesday, ahead of Marine Week.

The aircraft will act as part of the Marine Week Static Display that allows the public to view, touch and experience Marine aircraft, vehicles and equipment. 

The aircraft will be displayed for the week in First Ward Park. 

From Sept. 5 - 9, Marine Week Charlotte will feature hands-on displays, live demonstrations, time-honored Marine Corps traditions, musical performances and other events to showcase the history, military capabilities, and community involvement of the Corps. 

List of events happening this week: 

Wednesday, September 5

  • 6 a.m. Reveille - NASCAR Hall of Fame Courtyard, 400 E M.L.K. Jr. Blvd, Charlotte
  • 7 a.m. Physical Fitness with the Marines, First Ward Park, 301 E 7th Street, Charlotte
  • 8 a.m. Morning Colors, NASCAR Hall of Fame Courtyard, 400 E M.L.K. Jr. Blvd, Charlotte
  • 9 a.m. Wreath Laying Ceremony, UNCC Center City Campus Garden, 320 East 9th Street, Charlotte 
  • 10 a.m. Static Display, First Ward Park, 301 E 7th Street, Charlotte 
  • 12 p.m. Vietnam Traveling Wall, Marshall Park, 800 E 3rd Street, Charlotte
  • 6 p.m. Opening Ceremony, First Ward Park, 301 E 7th Street, Charlotte
  • Sunset Evening Colors, NASCAR Hall of Fame Courtyard, 400 E M.L.K. Jr. Blvd. 
  • 10 p.m. TAPS, NASCAR Hall of Fame Courtyard, 400 E M.L.K. Jr. Blvd. 

Thursday, September 6

  • 6 a.m. Reveille, NASCAR Hall of Fame Courtyard, 400 E M.L.K. Jr. Blvd. 
  • 7 a.m. Physical Fitness with the Marines, First Ward Park, 301 E 7th Street, Charlotte
  • 8 a.m. Morning Colors, NASCAR Hall of Fame Courtyard, 400 E M.L.K. Jr. Blvd, Charlotte
  • 8 a.m. Purple Heart Homes Project, Various Locations, Charlotte 
  • 9 a.m. Wreathe Laying Ceremony, UNCC Center City Campus Garden, 320 East 9th Street
  • 10 a.m. Vietnam Traveling Wall, Marshall Park 
  • 10 a.m. Static Display, First Ward Park, 301 E 7th Street, Charlotte 
  • 6 p.m. VSO Event: MCA&F Dinner, The Westin Charlotte
  • Sunset Evening Colors, NASCAR Hall of Fame Courtyard, 400 E M.L.K. Jr. Blvd. 
  • 10 p.m. TAPS, NASCAR Hall of Fame Courtyard, 400 E M.L.K. Jr. Blvd. 

For a full list of events in Charlotte, CLICK HERE!

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