Milwaukee Air & Water Show celebrates military during Navy Week

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MILWAUKEE -- The 2012 Air and Water Show continues Sunday, August 12th as part of Navy Week. Milwaukee is one of 15 cities that celebrates the military during Navy Week -- also commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.

"We know there's no city in the country that can pack more into a summer weekend than Milwaukee, but I think we've even exceeded our own standards," VISIT Milwaukee's Paul UpChurch said.

"Milwaukee has always shown support for our veterans, and strong support for our Navy," Real Admiral Gregory Nosal said.

"If you look at our history there's been five ships named the USS Milwaukee. There's been two ships named the USS Wisconsin," Admiral Nosal said.

Another Navy Week event honoring military veterans was held at Miller Park Saturday evening -- with the world premiere of the Honor Flight Stars and Stripes Documentary -- a film documenting World War II veterans' trips to Washington, D.C. to view the World War II Memorial.

The Water Show runs from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday, with the Air Show running from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Both events take place along Milwaukee's Lakefront.

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