St. Louis looks to be the frontrunner to serve as host of next year’s Marine Week.
“We’re looking at St Louis, but it’s not official,” said Lt. Col. Peter Conlan, who is heading Marine Week planning through the Marine Corps Division of Public Affairs.
Historically, Marine Week has occurred in May. Chicago hosted the first year, in 2009, and Boston hosted this year. Dates have not been set for Marine Week 2011, Conlan said.
“The City of St. Louis would be a proud, hospitable location for Marine Week 2011,” Mayor Francis G. Slay told Marine Corps Times via e-mail.
St. Louis business and community leaders were visiting with Marines in the Washington, D.C., area Aug. 20. They were participants in the Marine Corps Business Executive Forum, a daylong seminar that draws business leaders from across the country and provides them with a closer look at the Corps’ mission.
Do you think St. Louis is a good choice? Will you be making the trip?