It's the first time some of these Navy ships have made their way up the Maumee and into Toledo- but as we found out, it was a welcome home for some sailors on board.
It's the 8 am salute to morning colors, it's how Tiffany and Travis begin each and every day in the Navy before they get to work.
"I'm serving as one of the protocol officers here with carrier strike group 2," says Tiffany Crosby.
"I'm a navigator on the ship also known as the corner master," says Travis Steer
Tiffany Crosby is a Perrysburgh native and a graduate of Notre Dame Academy. It's this stop on the navy week tour she says makes her even more proud to wear her uniform.
" It's definitely very rewarding I love coming back to Toledo every time I can and being able to do it with the navy is all the more powerful. when the ships came in yesterday there were crowds lining the riverbank and that was just amazing to watch," says Crosby
21 year old Travis steer is a Rossford Bulldog. He says his one year in the navy has helped him to grow up.
"Yesterday when we pulled in, I saw my dad, my family out there. It was great. I felt great to show off what I do in the navy to my friends and how the navy has changed me and how much of a better person I've become. It was the feeling of being home again. Not that many people get to come home in a Navy war ship," says Steer
They say their hometowns helped shape them. But they say it's the navy that defined them into who they are today.
"Spending so many years of my life in Toledo to have what I did when I was younger to what I do now come together in such an exciting weekend of events, it's just spectacular," says Crosby
" Seeing my brothers and sisters and all my friends and all my family just showing off my uniform and what I'm made of. "I love this. I love being in the Navy," says Steer