The 103rd Veteran's Day parade in New York City was a spectacular event!
Twenty-five thousand people came out to honor the men and women who volunteered to serve our country, in our names. The marching crowd, which was an amalgam of active duty service-members, veterans, government officials, universities, veterans supporters, and nonprofits serving the veteran community, began on 5th Avenue and marched smartly uptown for several miles flanked by supporters and spectators showing their appreciation despite the chilly rain. It was an emotional moment for everyone involved, and a powerful reminder of the sacrifices that our veterans have made for our freedom. Thank you to all the veterans who have served our country! We owe you a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid.
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The parade began at 11:00pm on November 11th and lasted for over two hours
The parade began at 12:00pm on November 11th. It was a rainy day, but that didn't stop the parade-goers from lining the streets. The parade lasted for over two hours, and it was a spectacle to behold. There were marching bands, floats, and even a few surprises along the way. The US Coast Guard was the honored branch this year, and they did not disappoint. The Coast Guard marched flawlessly in formation, playing patriotic songs the entire route. They were joined by the US Army Band, who also put on an amazing performance.
USCG boats were towed on their trailers leaving spectators wonderstruck at the size and look of the speedy boats that tirelessly patrol our shores.
In this video you can watch the full parade on Eyewitness News ABC7NY on Youtube.
This fitness challenge was created by Sara Wilkinson, the wife of Chad Wilkinson who died by suicide in 2018. Chad was a NAVY Seal whose plan was to climb the world's tallest mountains. SailAhead joined the Jedburgh podcast at 6:00 A.M. on Veteran's Day to participate in the challenge at the Eternal Light Flagstaff in the Madison Square Park.
Here is an Instagram post from the Jedburgh Podcast's account from that morning.