CLEVELAND - Get ready for a busy week before Labor Day in downtown Cleveland this year.
Navy Week Cleveland is Aug. 27 to Sept. 3, 2012 -- and plans call for more than 1,000 sailors to be in town for the event, which is a celebration to commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812.
Plans call for about eight ships to dock behind Cleveland Browns Stadium, Navy divers in the tanks at the aquarium, the Blue Angels and the U.S. Brig Niagara, famous in Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's victory in the Battle of Lake Erie.
While tours of the ships can be fun, "the opportunity to meet our sailors and see how young they are, how educated they are, how motivated they are and how enthusiastic they are," said Rear Admiral Gregory Nosal, is the reaction he expects most will have to the event.
Navy Week will join a Thursday Browns home game, an Indians series at Progressive Field and the Cleveland Air Show to make the unofficial end of summer a busy time in Cleveland.