About the Parade



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The New York City Veterans Day Parade is the largest Veterans Day commemoration in the nation. Nearly 300 elements consisting of 20,000 marchers and 150+ vehicles proceed up NYC’s iconic Fifth Avenue in the heart of Manhattan: America’s Most Patriotic mile!

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As always, the Parade will take place on November 11 (Saturday), rain or shine.  The Parade will step off at 9:30 and run until approximately 12:30pm. PLEASE NOTE THIS YEAR’S EARLIER START TIME!


The Parade will proceed on its traditional route, stepping off at 26th Street and Fifth Avenue and going north on Fifth Avenue.  The end point is approximately 47th Street & Fifth Avenue

Grand Marshal

This year’s Grand Marshal is Lieutenant General (Retired) Mike Linnington, CEO of Wounded Warrior Project.  Mike led troops into battle in Iraq and Afghanistan, and has dedicated his life to serving those who have served. We are honored and excited to welcome him to NYC! » Learn more

Mike will be supported by additional Honorary Marshals; more to come on these honorees!

Featured Service Branch

This year’s featured Service Branch is the United States Army. As always, every service branch will be honored and acknowledged.

Key Anniversaries

Commemorative dates that will be acknowledged in the Parade include:

  • 70th Anniversary of the end of the Korean War
  • 50th Anniversary of the withdrawal of combat units from Vietnam
  • 40th Anniversary of the Beirut Barracks Bombing in Lebanon and the Grenada Invasion
  • 30th Anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu (Somalia)

TV Broadcast

The Parade will once again be aired live on WABC and streamed online (visit nycvetsday.org on November 11 for the link).  The broadcast portion of the Parade will run from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Check back soon for more information!

Wreath Ceremony

Prior to the Parade, a select group of Parade and community representatives will participate in a wreath procession to the Eternal Light Memorial. 

Viewing areas

Spectators can view the Parade on Fifth Avenue, from 27th Street to its endpoint at 47th Street.  We remind spectators to be mindful of health and safety practices. ( Map )

Spectators can also watch the Parade broadcast live on TV and online via WABC and on other platforms.  Visit nycvetsday.org as we get closer to November 11 to learn more!

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