New York City’s Veteran’s Day Parade, 11-11-11

Photographs of the Veteran’s Day Parade

Every November since 1919, New York City has held a parade to honor our nation’s veterans. With an average of 25,000 people in attendance, it is easily the the most popular event of its kind in the country.

Veterans of every war since WWII, come from across the United States, from every branch of our military, to participate. This year, I am pleased to say, I was able to document the celebration.

Over the course of the day, as the procession marched up 5th Ave, I shot over 600 photographs, some of my favorites of which I’ll share below.

I saw thousands of heroes last month, and as I took these pictures, I was reminded continually of the courage, the comradery, the grace, and the selflessness each of them had shown by serving our country. Truly, their service is one of our nation’s greatest treasures.

I hope that I have captured the excitement and the joy of the parade, as well as the solemnity of the occasion. November 11th is a special day for all of us, one that reminds us of the sacrifices others have made, and are still making, on our behalf. May we never forget those who put themselves in harm’s way to defend our country.