Marching bands, floats and the big balloons soared along with the crowd’s spirits on a cold and blustery day as the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade made its way through the streets of New York City. (Yahoo News)
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.