The United War Veterans Council is proud to present the 100th annual New York City Veterans Day Parade, the largest commemoration of service in the nation.
The heroic efforts of American and Allied forces led to the Armistice that ended World War I on November 11, 1918. Following the war, throughout 1919, tens of thousands of U.S. troops marched in Welcome Home parades along New York’s Fifth Avenue, leading up to the first anniversary of the Armistice. In the years following World War I, Armistice Day became a national observance, marked by ceremonies and celebrations commemorating the end of the “War to End All Wars.” After World War II, the observance was renamed “Veterans Day” to pay tribute to veterans of all eras.
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President Donald Trump will speak at the beginning of the parade.
2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the first observation and of the first commemorative parade on New York City’s iconic Fifth Avenue. This year, five American veterans, representing every living generation of American warrior from World War II through current post 9/11 service, will serve as grand marshals.
-Herschel “Woody” Williams, awarded the Medal of Honor for his service in the Marine Corps in World War II
-Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura awarded the Medal of Honor for his service in the U.S. Army in the Korean War
-Former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey awarded the Medal of Honor for his service with the U.S. Navy in the Vietnam War
-Eddie Ray, awarded the Navy Cross for his service with the Marine Corps in the Gulf War
-Zachary Iscol, a decorated Marine Corps Infantry Officer who served two tours in Iraq, fought in the second battle of Fallujah, and who founded three unique organizations dedicated to serving veterans
The U.S. Marine Corps is the featured service for the 2019 parade and General David H. Berger, Commandant of the Marine Corps, will lead from the front and by example as the Honorary Grand Marshal.
The Parade will feature nearly 300 marching units and over 25,000 participants from nearly 30 states, including veterans, military members, service organizations, youth cadets and top high school marching bands. The parade will be broadcast on WABC-TV, the nation’s most-watched television station and on American Forces Network, reaching service members and families around the world, and live-streamed on Military.com.
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