Veterans Day Parade – Monday, of course, is the annual Veterans Day Parade on Fifth Avenue, now called America’s Parade. This year, the procession also commemorates the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War. There’s a ceremony at 10 a.m. at Madison Square Park (Broadway and 23rd St.), and the parade marches up Fifth Avenue from 26th to 52nd St. beginning at 11:11 a.m.
Why 11:11 a.m.? History lesson: Veterans Day originally was called Armistice Day, and it still commemorates the 11th month, 11th day, 11th hour, when World War I ended.
Marchers in Monday’s parade include Sailors and Marines from the USS New York, built with 7.5 tons of steel recovered from the World Trade Center after the 9/11 terrorist atttack. The USS New York is docked at Pier 88 at 52nd St, and open for public visits. Details on this NYCOTC posting earlier this week.
Veterans Day Block Party – Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 .m., on East 53rd St., between Sixth Ave. and Madison Ave.
Veterans Day Festival – Monday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Broadway, between Liberty Street and Battery Place, near the World Trade Center.
Six war memorials in NYC where you can honor the New Yorkers who made the supreme sacrifice.
How to visit the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center