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Thursday, November 11, 2010

On the Subway Platform and On Parade

Waiting
Photo by myself below 34th Street, in Midtown.

As usual, the colder months move the homeless into the subway for warmth.

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Thursday is Veteran's Day in the US, and the Veteran's Day Parade! The day honors all those who have served in the military.

Along Fifth Avenue between 23rd and 59th Streets, veterans and floats will celebrate the occasion. The parade has taken place every year in New York since 1929. Crowds of people line the route and cheer the veterans and marching bands.

The parade will be televised live on NBC, and the coverage starts at noon. If you have a chance, tune in. It can be quite moving to see generations of proud veterans marching in their uniforms, and generations of onlookers giving their heartfelt thanks.

Related posts: Life in High Contrast, Baby, It's Cold Outside and Homeless Man, Central Park.

5 comments:

Pierre said...

It s fantastic to see that everywhere, in the world, people int he tube look like that.
evreybody seems tired and disapointed.
Same "ambiance" in paris tube.

Terry B, Blue Kitchen said...

A great post and a wonderful shot, Kitty. As much as New Yorkers gripe about the subway, shots like this are one of the things that trigger the biggest pangs of longing to be there for me. Regarding the homeless and veterans, sadly, far too many of the homeless are veterans. We need to do more for these brave people who have done so much for us.

Joanne said...

Amazing shot, no words needed!

Lily Hydrangea said...

I wish I could have seen the parade today! I'm not aware of any on LI but I would guess there has to be. I agree, it is very moving to watch the Vets. We see them in the Memorial Day parade every year.
I love your subway shot. Everyone looks so tired. I wonder if it's the effects of Daylight Saving Time?

Tim said...

very good, i like the abyss in the foreground