NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The U.S. Marines flew their aircraft into Nashville Tuesday ahead of Marine Week, which kicks off Wednesday evening.
The planes and other aircraft arrived between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and will on display through Sunday.
“You are going to see about four different aircrafts out here. We are going to have an Envy 22 Ospray, a Cobra, a Huey, and the CH 53 you saw land,” said SSgt. Bobby Yarbrough.
Marine Week will be held in Music City beginning Wednesday and continues through Sunday.
“For us, Nashville was perfect in the sense that it had the infrastructure that it needed, to support events like what you just saw here, as well as the resources for us to do community outreach projects,” Yarbrough told News 2.
Anyone who wishes to take part can participate in more than 80 free events during the five-day event. The Marines will also visit hospitals, libraries, and schools.
The opening ceremony, also being held at Public Square, will kick the week off on Wednesday at 6 p.m., and will feature a musical performance by country music star Darryl Worley and a special presentation and remarks by Mayor Barry.
The public will also have the opportunity to climb aboard a variety of the Corps’ aircraft and ground equipment.