Welcome to a comprehensive listing of the Veterans Day 2019 events in NYC. New events are added every day.
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This is an annual opportunity for adult and youth volunteers alike to clean the Eternal Light Monument in Madison Square Park in preparation of the 2019 Veterans Day Parade. The monument was placed in 1923 in honor of WWI veterans.
Attend the Bronx Veterans Day Parade on November 2, 12-5pm. The purpose of the Bronx Veterans Day Parade is to honor our local veterans and military personnel, while raising community awareness of their sacrifices, ongoing needs when they return home, and the available supportive services. The parade will include veterans, service members, elected officials, community leaders, service organizations, marching bands, and associated participants.
The Grand Marshall is Master Sgt. Abigaile Taylor (US Army, ret.), Commander DAV Chapter 23.
Formation begins at 11am at Crotona Parkway & E. 175th Street (alongside Southern Blvd & 175th St).
Start time is 12pm at Crotona Pkway, from E. 175th to E. 180th Street.
1st Stop: West Farms Soldiers Cemetery at E. 180th Street & Bryant Ave (Memorial will last approximately 60 mins. Entry to cemetery is optional).
2nd and Final Stop: River Park, Bronx at E. 180th Street & Boston Road.
The parade will conclude inside River Park with special recognition speeches, refreshments, music, resource information sharing & screenings to promote healthier living and a better quality of life for individuals and families.
Register online here.
The Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival present the 13th Annual Stand Up for Heroes on November 4, 8pm. It’s New York’s biggest night of hope, healing, and laughter, featuring Ronny Chieng, Hasan Minhaj, John Oliver, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart and special guests.
Intended for mature audiences only. Wear business attire or military dress uniform.
Purchase tickets online here.
The New York Metro Chapter of the National Montford Point Marine Association presents their Annual Dinner Dance on November 10, 4-9pm. Dress is formal wear or your military equivalent.
The past six years have seen monumental posterity cast upon the Montford Pointers ( circa 1942-1949) with the awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal (June 2012), and the Christening of USNS Montford Point T-ESD-1 (March 2013) the 1st in its class. All of this aimed at affirming the amazing contributions by African Americans who have served in this country's military and United States Marine Corps.
Guest will enjoy Antun's stellar cusine, cocktails, dancing, and awards ceremony honoring service to the community and veterans.
Purchase tickets here.
Join us on Monday, November 11!
We're assisting the United War Veterans Council for a fourth year by recruiting 50 veterans (all branches of service, any geographic area of service) who represent different branches of service, experience, enlisted/officer rank, and affiliations with diverse veteran organizations. These 50 veterans will carry the 30'x50' Ground Zero Flag at the head of the 2019 NYC Veterans Day Parade ("America's Parade").
Details are still being finalized (including report time and precise location), but please plan on spending the morning and early afternoon with us.
NOTE: Veterans only, please.
Please wear apparel (t-shirt, sweatshirt, jacket, hat, etc.) showing your affiliation. This can be your branch of service, your preferred VSO, or another veteran organization. Military uniforms (worn in accordance with military regulation) are also welcomed. Together, we will represent the broad diversity of NYC's veterans community.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't miss the 2019 Veterans Day Parade on November 11.
The opening ceremony begins at 11am in Madison Square Park. Limited seating is available at the opening ceremony, with preference given to disabled and elderly veterans.
The parade follows at approximately 12-3:30pm along 5th Ave. The youth tribute march preceding it will start at 11:05am.
Medal of Honor Recipient Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura (U.S. Army) is one of the Grand Marshals.
Spectators (especially family & friends of participants) are encouraged to gather to show their support along the parade route. You can also see the broadcast on WABC, American Forces Network and live stream on parade.uwvc.org/watch-the-parade.
Visit uwvc.org for additional information and updates.