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.[audio:http://digitalstoragespace.com/10/lavin/audio/VeteranClip4.mp3]
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.[audio:http://digitalstoragespace.com/10/lavin/audio/VeteranClip1.mp3]
Anthony Savarese, 33, is a member of the United War Veterans Council, the group that runs the parade.[audio:http://digitalstoragespace.com/10/lavin/audio/VeteranClip2.mp3]
Darryl Wood, 55, is a veteran of the U.S. Army and was marching in the parade for the first time.[audio:http://digitalstoragespace.com/10/lavin/audio/VeteranClip3.mp3]
Bonnie Drea, 55, traveled from Long Island to watch her son march in the parade with the National Guard.