Veteran's Day Parade in NYC

HDS goes out to celebrate and remember our veterans! HDS goes out to celebrate and remember our veterans!

Veteran’s Day is a holiday to commemorate the fallen veterans as well as a day used to honor those who are serving to protect us. There are many parades held in honor of Veteran’s Day, including the famed New York Veteran’s Day Parade, named America’s Parade by some. Started in 1919, it has become the nation’s largest Veteran’s Day Parade, with more than 25,000 people in attendance annually.

When and Where:

The Veteran's Day Parade runs starts at 26th St. and ends at 52nd and runs along Fifth Ave. It is a very tasteful procession, commencing with the laying of the wreath at 11 am, or the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. If you get there an hour early, you can also

We thank you for your services to our nation. We thank you for your services to our nation.

catch the opening ceremonies at Madison Square Park, on 24th St. and 5th Ave. There will be a lighting of the Eternal Light Monument. The parade ends at around 3:30 pm.

2016’s Veteran's Day Parade:

This year’s parade is the 15 year commemoration for the 9/11 first responders. The three grand marshals this year are both veterans but also were first responders on 9/11. This year’s Veteran’s Day Parade also features a tribute to the veterans of the first Gulf War, Desert Storm. The parade does more than just pay tribute to the veterans. It is also a homecoming to veterans who have come home after being on tour. After the parade, there will also be a special mass held at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Midtown.

We welcome the troops home. We welcome the troops home.


So, if you’re in New York City, consider going to the parade. Give thanks to the brave men and women who have protected this country throughout the years. Remember that freedom isn't free but that we shall always stand as a nation.