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Veterans Day Parade in New York City

The 2013 Veterans Day Parade will take place on November 11, 2013

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Veterans Day Parade Float

Veterans Day Parade Float

Photo courtesy of the United War Veterans Council

When Is The Veterans Day Parade?

The parade will take place on Monday, November 11, 2013 beginning at 11:15 a.m. and lasting until approximately 3:30 p.m.

Where Does the Veterans Day Parade Go?

The parade travels along Fifth Avenue from 26th Street north to 52nd 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 parade includes active military units from all branches, 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 parade 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 11:15 a.m.

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