Generally Speaking: Week of November 8
Nation’s largest Veterans Day Parade
New York City’s 93rd annual Veterans Day Parade takes place this coming Sunday, November 11, starting at 11:15 a.m., along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan from 26th to 56th Streets. This year’s grand marshal is former Mayor Ed Koch
Sponsored by the United War Veterans Council of New York and led by Vietnam-era Marine Corps Veteran Vince McGowan, the council president, and fellow Vietnam veteran Patrick GuiltierUnited We Stand.Featured military service for the 2012 parade will be the U.S. Coast Guard, the nation’s oldest seagoing service.
According to parade organizers,the main mission for the parade is to honor the service veterans and to salute our current armed forces serving here and around the world. The march dates back to 1919 when the national holiday was known as Armistice Day, commemorating victory in World War I. Parade officials will also be heralding thebicentennial ofthe War of 1812, the 50th anniversary of Vietnam, and the 150th anniversary of the Purple Heart medal.