March in nation’s largest Veterans Day event
Photo by Doug Malin

March in nation’s largest Veterans Day event

Come one, come all, to America’s Parade, the largest Veterans Day event.

That’s the message to members of The American Legion Family from Sean Powers, coordinator for the Legion Veterans Day Parade contingent in New York City, where the Nov. 11 event is held. “We want to have the most people we can marshal from throughout the Legion Family,” said Powers, commander of American Legion New York County. “At the same time, we are also trying to get everything coordinated so that there will be no surprises.”

The theme of this year’s parade is military women. In fact, the grand marshal will be retired Gen. Ann Dunwoody, the first female four-star general in the U.S. military.

The parade will be broadcast from noon to 3 p.m. in 10 major markets: New York City, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Orlando/Daytona and Phoenix.

Powers encourages participants to wear their Legion caps during the 1.3-mile march. “Dress your best while considering not only the weather conditions but any physical limitations you may have,” he advised.

Those interested in marching with the Legion Family delegation should send an email stating their intent to Powers will post details about the Legion contingency as they become available.