The following is a release from Sgt. Cuong Le, Defense Media Activity:
The Marine Corps came together to officially start Marine Week Phoenix during an opening ceremony conducted at Civic Space Park, Sept. 9, 2015.
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The Marines began the ceremony with a performance conducted by Marine Band San Diego followed by a presentation of the colors by a mounted color guard.
“This week we salute all our Marines, young and old as well as all who have served this great nation,” said Greg Stanton, the Mayor of Phoenix. “I am very honored to be able to help kick off Marine Week Phoenix.”
The event continued with a performance from the United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon. Audience members were privileged to see the platoon perform a series of marching maneuvers along with concise rifle manual.
“It is motivating and eye opening for people to see the Marines,” said William Bastedo, an audience member from Douglas, Arizona. “This is the first time I have seen the Silent Drill Platoon in person, and the Marine band did an awesome job! All the Marines I have seen today have upheld the standards of the Marine Corps.”
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Source:: Tactical Life