SANTA FE, NM - Several assets from the U.S. Navy are in town through Nov. 14 for Santa Fe Navy Week, giving the Navy the opportunity to engage with the public on Veterans Day. Several events have been arranged for Thursday, Nov. 11 to celebrate U.S. veterans from all branches of the military.
The Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO) is working closely with community partners in Santa Fe and is carefully monitoring guidance from public health officials to ensure a safe event. For COVID updates and information, go to santafenm.gov/covid-19. NAVCO will be filming the events, and video footage will be available for afternoon and evening newscasts and publication deadlines.
The following in-person events are open to the public:
7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. - Morning Colors at City of Santa Fe
Veterans Day events will kick off at the City of Santa Fe where sailors from the USS Constitution will conduct Morning Colors. Launched in 1797, the USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned ship in the Navy.
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Static Display at New Mexico Military Museum
A static display of artifacts will be open to the public at the New Mexico Military Museum courtesy of the Naval History and Heritage Command.
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Veterans Day Performance at Bataan Memorial Building
Navy Band Southwest will perform.
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Veterans Day Ceremony at Bataan Memorial Building
New Mexico Veterans will be honored at the ceremony.
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Performance and Display at The Santa Fe Plaza
Navy Band Southwest will perform on the Plaza stage. Artifacts will be on display courtesy of the Naval History and Heritage Command.
Please use #NavyWeek in your social media content. For interviews, contact the in-city planner, Marisa Graham, email@example.com.
For more information on 2021 Navy Weeks, visit http://outreach.navy.mil. For specific schedules and events for Santa Fe Navy Week, visit https://outreach.navy.mil/Navy-Weeks-2021/Santa-Fe/.
Navy Office of Community Outreach
NAVCO connects Americans with their Navy. With most of the Navy's personnel and equipment logically concentrated on America's coasts, NAVCO oversees a number of community outreach programs designed to bring America's Navy to cities throughout the country which do not enjoy a significant Navy presence.
The Naval History and Heritage Command
The Command oversees Navy programs and instructions related to history; advances knowledge of naval history and heritage through professional research, analysis, and interpretation, delivering a range of knowledge products and services; advises the Navy, other agencies, and the public on issues related to Navy ship and aircraft wrecks; and administers grants, fellowships, scholarships, and internships related to naval history.