New York City Honors America's Veterans

Posted on 11. Nov, 2009 by in John Smock

Thousands of New Yorkers lined Fifth Avenue on Wednesday morning to catch a glimpse of the city’s annual Veteran’s Day Parade. More than 26,000 former and current military men and women marched from 23rd to 56th streets¬† as part of the country’s largest Veterans Day celebration.

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Sounds from the start of Wednesday morning’s parade.

The parade was a special event for those who helped organize it, for those who marched in it and for those who cheered as they watched it pass by.

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Anthony Savarese, 33, is a member of the United War Veterans Council, the group that runs the parade.

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Darryl Wood, 55,  is a veteran of the U.S. Army and was marching in the parade for the first time.

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Bonnie Drea, 55, traveled from Long Island to watch her son march in the parade with the National Guard.


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