The nation's largest Veterans Day event, the New York City Veterans Day Parade hosted by the United War Veterans Council, returns for its 103rd year with nearly 20,000 participants from across the U.S. marching up Fifth Avenue.
The event, which will take place rain or shine from 12:30-3:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, will be broadcast live on WABC as well as livestreamed here on Military.com.
This year's parade features nearly 300 marching and vehicle units, including veteran groups, service providers, military units, student veterans, veteran employee groups and more. Marching bands, floats and vintage vehicles will add to the celebratory atmosphere.
Spectators can view the parade anywhere along Fifth Avenue from its step-off point, 26th Street, to its end on 47th Street.
This year's grand marshal is Vincent W. Patton, the first Black master chief petty officer of the Coast Guard, which is this year's featured service. Patton served in the Coast Guard's highest enlisted position from 1998 to 2002, when he retired after 30 years of active military service.
Every year, New York City's Veterans Day commemoration honors all eras of service and all service branches.
"We are excited to once again give New Yorkers the opportunity to salute those who have served our nation," said Mark Otto, president and executive director of the United War Veterans Council. "These brave men and women stepped forward at critical moments throughout history to fight for the freedom of our nation and our allies around the world. We are proud to celebrate and thank our Grand Marshal and veterans -- from every era and branch of service -- at this year's 103rd Veterans Day Parade."
For more information, visit nycvetsday.org.
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