Posts Tagged: Veterans Day

2016 NYC Veterans Day Parade

New York City hosted its 97th annual Veterans Day parade, the largest celebration of service in the nation. “America’s Parade” featured more than 20,000 participants, with marching bands, people on floats, veterans groups and military units. At 11 a.m. — the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month — a solemn hush fell over Manhattan’s Madison Square Park as veterans laid wreaths under the Eternal Light Flagstaff to honor the fallen.

2015 Veterans Day Parade

New York City hosted its 96th annual parade, the largest celebration of service in the nation. “America’s Parade” featured more than 20,000 participants, including marching bands, floats, veterans and military units. At 11 a.m. — the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month — a solemn hush fell over Manhattan’s Madison Square Park as veterans laid wreaths under the Eternal Light Monument to honor the fallen.

2014 NYC Veterans Day Parade

Thousands of veterans and their supporters marched up Fifth Avenue in New York, home to the nation’s oldest Veterans Day parade. The holiday known as Armistice Day held special meaning in the centennial year of the start of World War I. At 11 a.m. — the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month — a solemn hush fell over Manhattan’s Madison Square Park as veterans laid wreaths under the Eternal Light Monument to honor the fallen.