The New York City will once again host the largest Veteran’s Day parade in the country.
The 102nd Annual Veteran’s Day Parade is hosted by the United War Veterans Council, and will feature almost 200 marching units, including active-duty members of the Armed Forces, veteran’s groups, and JROTC members.
Marchers will step off between 12 – 12:30 p.m. today after an opening ceremony at Madison Square Park. The parade is expected to end between 3 – 3:30 p.m.
Street closures will begin along Fifth Avenue at 11 a.m. The NYPD is planning to reopen closed streets around 5 p.m. after the parade has ended.
This year’s parade is expected to be a return to normalcy after last year’s parade featured no spectators along its route.
Grand Marshal for the parade is Air Force veteran Kevin Carrick, a retired Senior Master Sergeant who served as a pararescueman in Westhampton, New York.
Carrick was deployed at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks to aid in search and rescue efforts, according to the UWVC.
The parade route begins on W. 25th Street in Manhattan and will continue north along Fifth Avenue to 40th Street.