New York City Celebrates and Honors its Veterans

[flv:/flv/apb_veteransday.flv 600 440] Friday, November 11, 2011 – New York City: (APB News) The Veterans Day Parade begins on Fifth Avenue at 23rd Street, and continues north along Fifth Avenue to 56th Street.
Who Participates in the Veterans Day Parade?
There are a variety of marchers, floats and marching bands in the Veterans Day Parade. Participants include active officers, various veteran’s groups, junior ROTC members, and the families of veterans. The 2011 parade includes 27 active military units from all branches, six Medal of Honor recipients, veterans groups and high school bands from around the nation.
Veterans Day Parade Overview
The Veterans Day Parade has been organized in New York since 1929. Over 25,000 people participate in the Veterans Day Parade in New York City each year, making it the largest in the nation. The Veterans Day commemoration begins with a wreath laying ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Eternal Flame in Madison Square Park with the parade beginning at 11 a.m.