CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Marine Week is here. This year Charlotte was chosen to host the event.
- Marine Week taking place Sept. 5 - Sept. 9, 2018
- Charlotte is playing host to hundreds of Marines
- Dozens of events will take place across the city (see below)
Hundreds of Marines are in town for daily events in the community to honor the sacrifice Marines and their families make and bring more awareness to programs available through the Marine Corps.
They say it's a rare opportunity to learn a little more about the men and women protecting our freedom.
"We carry out our operations far away from home, and so the community never really gets an appreciation for what their Marines do and the very valuable service they perform around the world. So this is just an opportunity to showcase the capabilities of the Marines and really our honor, courage and commitment, and what they do every single day," said U.S. Marine Col. Matthew Phares.
Marine Week started Sept. 5. Events will be happening in uptown and at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Full list of events below:
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018:
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018:
Friday, Sept. 7, 2018:
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018:
Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018: