“America’s Parade,” The NYC Veterans Day Parade, Launching Toys For Tots This Year + Memorial Ceremony in Madison Square Park

    “America’s Parade,” The NYC Veterans Day Parade,

    Launching Toys For Tots This Year,

    Begins With Memorial Ceremony At Madison Square Park

    Tuesday, November 11
    10:00 – 11: 00 am

    Madison Square Park
    23rd Street And Fifth Avenue

    11:11 A.M. Parade Begins
    Fifth Avenue, 26th – 53rd Streets

    “America’s Parade,” the 95th annual New York City Veterans Day Parade — which launches Toys for Tots this year — begins with a Memorial Ceremony featuring, Mayor Bill de Blasio and other dignitaries, on Tuesday, November 11, 10 a.m. – 11 am, at Madison Square Park, 23rd Street and Fifth Avenue.  Parade begins at 11:11 a.m.

    Guests at the event will include Raymond W. Kelly, the Parade Grand Marshal and former Police Commissioner, and his wife, Veronica Kelly, a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve.  Readings by Christian, Muslim and Jewish chaplains will open the Memorial Ceremony.

    Following the Memorial Ceremony, “America’s Parade” — the largest celebration of service in the nation — steps off at 11:11 a.m. at 26th Street and Fifth Avenue and proceeds up Fifth Avenue to 53rd Street.  This year, the Parade is the official kick-off for Toys for Tots and spectators are urged to bring toys which will be collected along the Fifth Avenue parade route.

    The parade features 27,000 participants, including veterans, active military units and high school bands from around the nation.  For more information and images, visit americasparade.org.