September 2, 2009 -
The United States Navy selected Knoxville as a host city for a 2009 Navy Week celebration for September 1-7. Each year, the Navy selects a handful of cities across America to thank its citizens for their support of the world’s finest maritime force.
This year’s Knoxville Navy Week will include several performances by the U.S. Navy Band Mid-South “Freedom,” and will feature the Accelerate Your Life Experience at the 2009 Chrysler Jeep Boomsday Festival.
While no ships will dock on the Tennessee River, The U.S. Navy Band will perform at the Volunteer Landing docks on Saturday morning before the University of Tennessee Volunteers vs. Western Kentucky football game. Vice Admiral Harry B. Harris, a combat pilot and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Communication Networks, will visit the Vol Navy in a reception late Friday afternoon.