Veterans Day Parade New York City 2009
It was a privilege to be able to come out to pay tribute to our fighting men and women today. To be among our American warriors made me feel so many things.
Humbled by their sacrifice. Proud that I was born free in this great country. Overwhelmed by their spirit and sense of duty.
It is also nice to see veterans and their families again that I have photographed over the last 3 years of covering the parade.
The opening ceremony. Today marks the 90th anniversary of the founding of Veterans Day (1919-2009). The New York City Veterans Day parade is hosted by the United War Veterans Council and is the largest of its kind in America. The theme of today's parade is 'The Blessings of Liberty.'
This gentleman does re-enactments of the Battle of Fort Washington at Fort Tryon Park. According to history, losing this battle helped us win the Revolutionary War.