NYC Event | Veterans Day Parade
Locals and guests at our Hotel in NYC enjoy attending the Veterans Day Parade. This NYC Event is the largest and oldest such parade in the country.
The Veteran’s Day Parade is a huge NYC Event that honors those who have served our country. Our Hotel in NYC is located near the route for this important Event.
About Veterans Day Parade:
The Veterans Day Parade is the largest and oldest of all Veteran Day Parades in the United States. The parade is the culmination of two days of celebration. The day before Veteran’s Day, bands from all over the United States come to Times Square and perform in the distinctive Band of Pride Tribute. The bands will fill Times Square and then march toward 5th Avenue while presenting a patriotic salute to the heroes of America.
With over 22,000 participants, this NYC Event is an impressive spectacle and a delight to the many veterans that turn out for the regalia and ceremony. Veterans from every generation line the streets to hear the patriotic music and to watch the precision of the marching units.
Along with the active duty military from every branch of the service, the parade includes drill teams from both ROTC and JROTC units. From marching bands to rifle presentations, the groups show outstanding examples of the control and discipline required from these military units.
Civic groups, youth groups, and other musical groups often perform in this annual event as well as the nation’s top High School bands. As they make their way to Rockefeller Center and past Saint Patrick’s Cathedral and then march on to the Empire State Building.
A touching opening ceremony takes place at 10 a.m. at the Eternal Light Memorial (5th Avenue at 24th Street next to Madison Square Park.) which features a wreath laying ceremony. The only seating at the ceremony is reserved for elderly or disabled veterans.
Though the parade is aired on the local television stations, there is nothing like watching in person. DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan is located near the parade route, so guests at our Hotel in NYC will have easy access to this popular NYC Event.