NYC Veterans Day Parade

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Photo by Sgt. Randall A. Clinton for MarineCorps New York on Flickr

This year’s Veterans Day Parade—hosted by the United Way Veterans Council—will celebrate its centennial as more than 30,000 people march up Fifth Avenue on Monday, November 11 to honor veterans of the United States military during the annual holiday. While the organizers stress that the parade is a non-partisan and non-political event, President Donald Trump will make history this year as the first sitting president to attend the celebration. The president will not be marching in the parade but he will be giving an opening address at Madison Square Park.

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The 369th Infantry (old 15th National Guard of New York City) was the first New York regiment to parade as veterans of Great War; Photo via National ArchivesWikimedia Commons

It can be easy to forget that it’s Veterans Day since most offices and schools remain open and New York City’s veterans represent only about 2.6 percent of the total population. But it’s quite an important day, and the city’s Veterans Day Parade, known as “America’s Parade,” is the perfect way to honor our servicemen and women; it’s the country’s largest event marking the holiday. Like most events in New York City, the parade has a history all its own, so 6sqft decided to explore that a bit further as our way of saying thank you to the brave veterans who have fought for our freedom.

Find out the history of the NYC Veteran’s Day parade here

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