NYC Veterans Day Parade

By Dom Bewley

  • Veterans Day has been celebrated since 1919, one year after the end of the First World War.
  • That means this is the 100th anniversary of the event.
  • It takes place every year on November 11.
  • New York City's Veterans Day Parade is the largest in the country.

Veterans Day is when we honor those who've served their country. It's important to appreciate that without the men and women who have given their lives, and the ones that put their lives on the line every single day, you probably wouldn't be reading this right now. And if you're in New York and want to show your appreciation, then you should definitely come and support the Veterans Day Parade. Here's everything you need to know.

When is the Veterans Day Parade?

This year, the parade will be held on Monday, November 11. The Opening Ceremony begins at 11am, and the parade itself will start at 12 noon. It takes around 30 minutes.

Where is the Veterans Day Parade?

The Opening Ceremony is held inside Madison Square Park, by 24th Street & Fifth Avenue. The Parade will then head north up Fifth Avenue from 26th to 46th Street.

Why you should go

Well, it's a great way to show your appreciation for everyone that's defended the United States. Over 25,000 people including veterans from all eras, marching bands, floats, and other groups join the march, so go show your appreciation! It's a great way to spend your holiday.

And go grab a coffee beforehand to keep yourself warm. And, if you're feeling hungry after the celebrations, how does a burger sound? Delicious, we imagine. Looking for other ways to show your appreciation on Veterans Day? Considering paying your respects at the 9/11 Memorial.

How are you planning on celebrating Veterans Day this year? Are you attending the NYC parade? Let us know below.

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