Veterans Day in New York 2024
Veterans Day is celebrated every year on 11/11. On this day, all military personnel who served in the American armed forces during wars are honoured. November 11 is the day when the armistice between the Allied nations and Germany was signed in 1918. In New York, this day is celebrated with several activities. What can you do in New York during Veterans Day?
What can you expect during Veterans Day?
On Veterans Day, the nation’s largest Veterans Day parade, renamed America’s Parade, is held in New York. The Veterans Day Parade has been held every year since it was first organised in 1929 and more than 20,000 people take part each year. The parade begins at 9:30 in the morning. At 11:00, it will pause for a two-minute silence commemorating the end of World War I.
What can you do on Veterans Day?
You might want to attend America’s Parade. Americans across the nation are honouring the service of the country’s armed forces with parades, wreath-laying ceremonies and other events. Before the parade begins, there is a wreath-laying ceremony in Madison Square Park at 8:00, which includes the mayor and other top city officials. The day’s biggest event, the parade, begins at 9:30. and travels along Fifth Avenue from 26th Street to 48th Street.
It is also nice to go to the Intrepid Museum, as the museum is fully in the theme of the American soldier, perfect for this day. Ships used on this day lay next to Intrepid, already a few days before Veterans Day. These massive ships are very impressive, for young and old.
In addition to visiting the Intrepid, if you are looking for more things to do, you could see Grant’s Tomb in the Upper West Side. Shoppers can take advantage of huge sales. The major department stores and big chains always have Veteran’s Day sales on everything from clothing to furniture to electronics.
Why is it called Veterans Day?
Initially, this day was called “Armistice” Day, which means a suspension of hostilities. This day was dedicated to the veterans who had served during World War I. Afterwards, it expanded to include veterans from World War II and the Korean War. A request was made to Congress to change “Armistice” to “Veterans”. On June the 1st, 1954, the application was approved and so, on November 11th, 1954 the first Veterans Day that honoured all U.S. veterans, no matter where or when they served, took place.
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