2. Veterans Day Parade
Photograph by Vlad Pudovkin
The 2018 Veteran’s Day Parade, which will march north on Fifth Avenue, from 26th to 46th Street, will commemorate the WWI centennial with representatives from the Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and this year’s featured military branch, The United States Army. This year’s Grand Marshal is Medal of Honor Recipient Florent Groberg (U.S. Army, Afghanistan). Over 300 marching elements and an estimated 20-30,000 participants, including veterans of all eras, military units, civic and youth groups, businesses, and top high school marching bands from across America will complete the 1.2 mile route.
The parade starts at 11:15am on Sunday November 11th after the traditional Opening Ceremony which will start at 10:00am next to Madison Square Park (24th Street & Fifth Avenue). The ceremony concludes with a wreath laying at the Eternal Light Monument at 11:00 AM. Limited seating is available at the opening ceremony, with preference given to disabled and elderly veterans.