Cleveland Navy Week and the War of 1812 Commemoration is taking place now through Sept 4, and features week-long events geared to provide locals and visitors an opportunity to meet members of the Navy, Coast Guard and Marines, and see the latest capabilities of naval security.
On Tuesday, Aug. 28, Quicken Loans was honored to host a visit from two distinguished members of the U.S. Navy: Captain William B. Seaman, Jr., Chief of Staff, Carrier Strike Group Two, and Ensign Alexander Shleifman. Quicken Loans Cleveland Site Leader Jeff Perry lead a tour of the Cleveland Web Center and introduced them to the men and women of the VA Region who focus solely on serving veterans and their financing needs with the help of VA loans.
It was an inspiring visit for Quicken Loans team members who were able to show these distinguished guests how important it is for the company to honor, hire and serve veterans.
If you’d like to get an up-close and personal view of our Navy in action, the frigate U.S.S. DeWert (FFG 45), the coastal patrol ship Hurricane (PC 3), U.S. Brig Niagara (non-military), the U.S.C.G. cutter Katmai Bay and the Royal Canadian Navy’s coastal defense vessels H.M.C.S. Summerside and H.M.C.S. Moncton are docked at the Port of Cleveland and are open to the general public until Sept. 4. Visitors should wear comfortable clothing, flat shoes and be prepared to have all handbags and camera cases inspected before boarding.
The Navy’s Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 in Cleveland is one of 15 signature events planned across America in 2012.
For more information about scheduled events during Cleveland Navy Week, visit http://www.ourflagwasstillthere.org/events/cleveland-oh/cleveland-schedule-public-events.html.