Fleet Week is our annual homage to the U.S. Navy. It’s more than a spectacle; it’s a tradition that fills our city with pride.
A potential federal government shutdown is threatening to rain on our parade—literally. The Parade of Ships and the sky-slaying Blue Angels could be nixed if the government doesn’t secure its funding by Saturday midnight. Déjà vu, anyone? A similar situation a decade ago led to Fleet Week cancellations not just here but also in New York.