Photo by myself on Fifth Avenue, in Midtown. World War II Veterans rode down Fifth Avenue to the applause of spectators.
The Veteran's Day Parade took place up Fifth Avenue, Wednesday.
It was an incredible treat to see Veterans who served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, among others. Many respectful spectators paid tribute along the parade route.
I'd never seen the Veteran's Day Parade in person before and I was surprised by how moving it is. This is a parade with real depth and meaning. It's not just some fluffy entertainment. Regardless of one's politics, the parade was worth seeing.
There were so many flags. Flags and banners were carried by service people, and flags adorned building facades.
Several school bands walked by in full costume. I'm sure the hats helped with the slight chill in the air.
A giant flag nearly as wide as a city street was walked up Fifth Avenue.
I only had a short time to spend at the parade, since it was my lunch hour. I will surely spend much more time there next year.
I'm off to Los Angeles for the weekend folks, but I'll be posting here daily!
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