Families with loved ones killed during the 9/11 attacks unveiled a giant US flag at the Veterans parade in NYC.
On Veteran’s Day during the New York City Parade, World Trade Center families paid their own special tribute with a lot of red, white and blue. Those affected by the 9/11 attacks unveiled a huge American flag, specially made for the parade.
As they carried a giant American flag down Fifth Avenue on Monday, some chanted “Don’t forget 9/11,” while others walked in silence. Participants also included Gold Star Families, who honored lost US veterans.
For one Brooklyn family, this event was a particularity effective teaching moment. “We’re celebrating all of the people who served in the military and survived,” commented Christopher Lee, 8, standing behind police barricades as he watched his first Veteran’s Day parade. He was accompanied by his mother and four-year-old sister.
Parade organizers called the Veteran’s Day tribute the largest in the nation. Several military icons attended the event including the military’s first female four-star general, Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody. Former US Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony Principi was also a grand marshal. Gen. Ray Odierno, the Army’s chief of staff was an honorary grand marshal.
Did anyone attend the NYC Parade, or watch it on TV?