Fleet Week to return after last year’s hiatus

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A naval vessel arrives for the Portland Rose Festival during Fleet Week (Undated file photo)

PORTLAND, Ore. )KOIN) — Fleet Week will make its return to the Rose Festival this year.

A spokesperson with the festival released statement on Wednesday saying that despite last year’s budget-related hiatus, the U.S. Navy will take the scenic route upriver to join the celebration.

The sequester last year caused a number of Fleet Week cancellations across the U.S., including Portland.

Two of the Navy’s ships are expected to be seen along the Waterfront Park during the first week of June.

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