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Friday, November 12, 2010

Saluting Heroes, along Fifth Avenue, Part One

2010 Veteran's Day, NYC
Photo by myself around Fifth Avenue and 35th Street, in Midtown.

Some snaps from the Veteran's Day Parade on Thursday. Luckily, my schedule worked out so I could escape the office.

The parade was sparsely attended as usual, since the day fell on a weekday and businesses were open. Onlookers gave their humble thanks to those who have represented this country in combat.

American flags were on display along the parade route on Fifth Avenue between 23rd Street and 59th Street. It was particularly nice to see high school kids involved in the parade. The mix between young and old made this a parade for everyone.

2010 Veteran's Day, NYC
Enormous flags were pulled down the street.

2010 Veteran's Day, NYC
Most veterans represented the Vietnam War, Korean War and World War II.

2010 Veteran's Day, NYC
It was impressive to see some veterans in full uniform.

2010 Veteran's Day, NYC
Various high school bands marched with pride.

Related posts: The Veteran's Day Parade, on Fifth Avenue, Parading Down Fifth Avenue and Strolling Down Fifth Avenue, Hand in Hand.

5 comments:

Olivier said...

superbe reportage photo, pour un moment surement plein d'emotion

Lily Hydrangea said...

Now I feel like I didn't miss the parade. Thanks for posting this Kitty.

Ken Mac said...

best of the best

Pierre said...

Superb photos. I love the color, the intensity of these moments.
Always a pleasure to follow your "second life"

Pierre from Paris

Ken said...

What a great tribute.