New York’s Veterans Day Parade kicks off at noon on Monday. Some 25,000 vets, active-duty personnel and select others, including high school bands from across America, will move up Fifth Avenue from 25th Street to 48th.
As this year’s five grand marshals, the United War Veterans Council has recruited heroes of conflicts spanning seven decades from World War II through the Iraq War, including three Medal of Honor recipients. The honorary grand marshal is Gen. David Berger, the commandant of the Marine Corps.
The solemn opening ceremony, with a wreath-laying at the Eternal Light Flag Staff, Taps and a 21-gun salute, starts at 10:30 a.m. in Madison Square Park. President Trump will attend to show his respect.
This is a day to concentrate on what unites us: the ideals of liberty and self-government that this country stands for — and to honor those who serve our country.
Let’s all set politics aside, show up — and cheer.
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