Navy Week kicks off in Detroit on Wednesday, commemorating the bicentennial for Detroit's War of 1812 with numerous free, public events in the downtown area.
The event takes place at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Belle Isle and is supported by the Naval Sea Cadets and the Noble Odyssey Foundation and sponsored by American House Senior Living Communities.
Five days of activities include ship tours, technology displays, search and rescue and rifle drill team demonstrations led by the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard.
Detroit is one of several strategic port cities where War of 1812 bicentennial commemorations are taking place through 2015.
The public will also enjoy free public tours of four Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships at the Renaissance Center, Port Authority and Nicholson Terminal.
The event will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Naval Sea Cadet program.