Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veterans Day Parade NYC 2012 Fifth Avenue

Today was a day to honor our Veterans and as usual, New York City pulled out all the stops and gave the Veterans a wonderful tribute.  Hundreds and hundreds of soldiers, sailors and airmen took to the streets, marching in formation, accompanied by marching bands and various groups of their supporters.  The weather was perfect .. It was a welcome and heartfelt tribute in the wake of Hurricane Sandy just two weeks ago.

Here are some images of the day .. Click on any photo to enlarge.
Congressman Charlie Rangel, former NYC Mayor David Dinkins ('90-'93)
and former NYC Mayor Ed Koch ('78-'89)

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg ('02-present) and Senator Charles Schumer,
currently serving his third term

NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (right)

New York's bravest .. the Fire Department

Fireman breaking ranks for a moment to greet a soldier

The camouflage works well!

Our Marines .. Semper Fi

A Navajo code talker.  They transmitted secret messages on the battlefields during WWII.
Only a few survive.  They traveled to NYC from Arizona.
To learn more, click here.

Proud members of the Wounded Warrior Project.  Their mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. 

For more information about the NYC Veterans Day Parade .. Click here  And to watch a multi-part video of the parade as broadcast on TV, click here.

Special thanks to Constellations Group for the opportunity to photograph this wonderful event!

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