NEW YORK (WABC) – Fleet Week begins Wednesday in New York.

This is another sign of a return to normal when the parade of ships goes up the Hudson River, as it has for 34 years.

Fleet Week will bring to New York 3,000 sailors, Marines and Coast Guard.

Eyewithness News spoke with the sailor, who said returning to the streets of New York means a lot to the military.

“It’s very humiliating when you walk the streets of the city and people say thank you. Whether you’re a Marine, a Navy or a Coast Guard, when someone comes up to you and says thank you, it’s very humiliating.” We are very grateful. for their support, but it is very nice to tell the general public about foreign services, ”he said.

Ship tours begin on Thursday and continue until Remembrance Day.

Demonstrations in Times Square as well as several other events will also take place this holiday weekend.

The military hopes to inspire the next generation.

In 2019, about 103,000 people walked on ships moored around the city or watched airplane shows in various parks and schools.

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