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Veterans Day Staff Sgt. Danielle Bacon

Marines from Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force 26 stand in formation during the opening ceremony for the New York City Veterans Day parade Nov. 11, 2009. The unit was formed to showcase Marine Corps personnel, aircraft, vehicles and equipment while docked at Pier 88 for the USS New York commissioning.

Marines from Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force 26 marched in the 90th annual Veterans Day Parade in New York in honor of military members both past and present Nov. 11.

The parade was preceded by a ceremony where several guests spoke, including Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, Medal of Honor recipient, Bob Kerrey, New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, and Governor of New York, David Patterson. The guests spoke about what Veterans Day means to them and how proud they were of military service members.

People gathered after the ceremony in front of the Eternal Light Monument, a memorial erected in New York City's Madison Square Park to pay tribute to those who serve in the United States military.

Nearly 30,000 people marched down Fifth Avenue when the parade started. Crowds gathered, cheering and clapping as Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen passed by.

"I was honored to be able to march in the parade and be cheered on by all those people," said Cpl. Wesley T. Clark, a ground communications repairman with SPMAGTF-26. "It helps remind people what military members past and present have gone through to protect their freedoms."


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This work, Marines march in New York Veterans Day parade, by GySgt Bryce Piper, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.13.2009

Date Posted:11.13.2009 21:48

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