Veterans' Day Parade In NYC To Draw Massive Crowd

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David Patterson and Michael Bloomberg March In Veterans Day Parade in NYC

The Annual Veterans’ Day Parade in NYC is expected to attract as much as 20,000 people today. According to CBS news, tens of thousands of marchers paraded up Fifth Avenue Thursday in a Veterans Day tribute honoring those serving in the armed forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as those who fought in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.

This year’s parade theme is “Freedom Is Not Free,” and was highlighted with a wreath-laying ceremony, a 21-gun salue, and the lowering and raising of the U.S. flag.

Governor James Patterson and Mayor Michael Bloomberg are expected to attend as well as Grand Marshall Jerry Coleman. Coleman is being honored for his service in WWII and the Korean War.

Will you be attending the Veterans Day Parade?