Glen Cove residents are still talking about the community's role in the recent Fleet Week.
That's not surprising. After all, it's not every day that Marine Helicopters land at Glen Cove High School.
But that's exactly what happened on May 22. Two U.S. Marine Corps helicopters, a CH-53 Super Stallion and an MV-22 Osprey, conducted aerial demonstrations before landing on the athletic fields at Glen Cove High School in celebration of Fleet Week 2014.
Members of the USMC showcased their latest capabilities for GCHS students, faculty, staff, and community members. Students and faculty also had the opportunity to board both helicopters – while grounded – as well as meet the pilots and other USMC members, take photos with them and learn about each aircraft’s equipment.
GCHS was chosen for this demonstration to help kick off the upcoming Dan Daly Cup all-star lacrosse game, held in memoriam of Sergeant Major Dan Daly. Sgt. Major Daly, a Glen Cove native, was one of only two Marines to receive two U.S. Medals of Honor for acts of heroism during his service. On Saturday, June 21, 2014, the USMC, in conjunction with the City of Glen Cove, the New York Lizards Lacrosse team and the Glen Cove School District, will host the Dan Daly Cup game at GCHS, beginning a 12 p.m. The game will feature many of the finest high school lacrosse players from both Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Members of the GCHS television media program were on hand to capture video footage of the landings, takeoffs and demonstrations, and also interviewed members of the USMC. Students also participated in a Marine physical fitness pull-up challenge.