NORFOLKThe city that’s home to the world’s largest naval base is planning a year full of celebrations for the base’s 100th anniversary.
Centennial events for Norfolk Naval Station kick off this week.Officials created a logo with the slogan “Norfolk: Navy Proud. 100 Years” that they plan to plaster on billboards, bumper stickers and public buses. There also will be promotions online and in print.The plans came from the Naval Station Norfolk Centennial Commission, which the City Council appointed in September.Highlights of the year’s events include a Blue Angels flyover tentatively scheduled for Sept. 13, a Navy League gala on June 28 and Navy tribute nights at professional and college sports events.In many cases, Navy celebrations have been added to existing events. Karen Scherberger, vice chairwoman of the centennial commission, said more than 35 events are confirmed so far, with more in the works.