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Veterans Day America's Parade 2016 in NYC

This year’s parade honoring veterans, America’s Parade, started Friday morning with a ceremony in Madison Square Park.

The Veterans Day parade, beginning at 26th Street, headed north up Fifth Avenue about 1.2 miles, concluding at 52nd Street.

Scroll down for scenes from the annual event.

A flag-bearer with Les Cadets Lafayette marches up
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A flag-bearer with Les Cadets Lafayette marches up Fifth Avenue during the Veterans Day Parade on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.

Members of the Air Force of Joint Base
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Members of the Air Force of Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling of Washington, D.C., march up Fifth Avenue during the Veterans Day Parade on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.

World War II veterans ride a float up
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World War II veterans ride a float up Fifth Avenue during the Veterans Day Parade on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.

The New York City Veterans Day Parade, also
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The New York City Veterans Day Parade, also known as America's Parade, on Nov. 11, 2016, marched up Fifth Avenue after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St.

The New York City Veterans Day Parade, also
Photo Credit: Daniel Goodrich

The New York City Veterans Day Parade, also knows as America's Parade, on Nov. 11, 2016, marched up Fifth Avenue after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St.

Medal of Honor recipient Paul Bueha, NYC Commissioner
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Medal of Honor recipient Paul Bueha, NYC Commissioner of Veterans Affairs Lorrie Sutton and Mayor Mike De Blasio are behind the honor guard. The New York City Veterans Day Parade, also knows as America's Parade, on Nov. 11, 2016, marched up Fifth Avenue after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St.

Members of the US Marines 6th Communications Bn,
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Members of the US Marines 6th Communications Bn, Brooklyn. The New York City Veterans Day Parade, also knows as America's Parade, on Nov. 11, 2016, marched up Fifth Avenue after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio stands
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio stands with service members and others during a wreath laying service in Madison Square Park before the Veterans Day Parade in Manhattan on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.

The New York City Veterans Day Parade, also
Photo Credit: Daniel Goodrich

The New York City Veterans Day Parade, also known as America's Parade, on Nov. 11, 2016, marched up Fifth Avenue after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St.

People cheer as veterans and others march up
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People cheer as veterans and others march up Fifth Avenue during the Veterans Day Parade in Manhattan on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.

Master Gunnery Sgt. Michael Hall of Texas.The New
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Master Gunnery Sgt. Michael Hall of Texas.The New York City Veterans Day Parade, also known as America's Parade, on Nov. 11, 2016, marched up Fifth Avenue after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St.

Mayor Bill De Blasio at the beginning of
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Mayor Bill De Blasio at the beginning of the parade. The New York City Veterans Day Parade, also known as America's Parade, on Nov. 11, 2016, marched up Fifth Avenue after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St.

Members of the Harlem Hellfighters (Army) stand at
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Members of the Harlem Hellfighters (Army) stand at attention on Fifth Avenue during the Veterans Day Parade in Manhattanon Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.

The New York City Veterans Day Parade, also
Photo Credit: Daniel Goodrich

The New York City Veterans Day Parade, also known as America's Parade, on Nov. 11, 2016, marched up Fifth Avenue after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St.

The New York City Veterans Day Parade, also
Photo Credit: Daniel Goodrich

The New York City Veterans Day Parade, also known as America's Parade, on Nov. 11, 2016, marched up Fifth Avenue after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St.

A unit carrying the Ground Zero Volunteers Flag
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A unit carrying the Ground Zero Volunteers Flag march up Fifth Avenue during the Veterans Day Parade in Manhattan on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.

Members of the U.S. Marines 6th Communications Bn,
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Members of the U.S. Marines 6th Communications Bn, Brooklyn. The New York City Veterans Day Parade, also known as America's Parade, on Nov. 11, 2016, marched up Fifth Avenue after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St.

SFC Natalie Crippen, Staten Island. The New York
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SFC Natalie Crippen, Staten Island. The New York City Veterans Day Parade, also known as America's Parade, on Nov. 11, 2016, marched up Fifth Avenue after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St.

A unit of Marines march up Fifth Avenue
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A unit of Marines march up Fifth Avenue during the Veterans Day Parade in Manhattan on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.

Members of the Ground Zero Volunteer Flag organization
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Members of the Ground Zero Volunteer Flag organization walk with a 60x30 foot American Flag.The New York City Veterans Day Parade, also known as America's Parade, on Nov. 11, 2016, marched up Fifth Avenue after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St.

West Point Cadets march up Fifth Avenue during
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West Point Cadets march up Fifth Avenue during the Veterans Day Parade in Manhattan on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.

The New York City Veterans Day Parade, also
Photo Credit: Daniel Goodrich

The New York City Veterans Day Parade, also known as America's Parade, on Nov. 11, 2016, marched up Fifth Avenue after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St.

Members of the Honor Guard march on stag
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Members of the Honor Guard march on stag as people gather in Madison Square Park for a service before the Veterans Day Parade in Manhattan on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.

1st. Sgt. Jairo Fredonis, Mineola, leads the members
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1st. Sgt. Jairo Fredonis, Mineola, leads the members of the U.S. Marines 6th Communications Bn, Brooklyn.The New York City Veterans Day Parade, also known as America's Parade, on Nov. 11, 2016, marched up Fifth Avenue after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St.

The New York City Veterans Day Parade, also
Photo Credit: Daniel Goodrich

The New York City Veterans Day Parade, also known as America's Parade, on Nov. 11, 2016, marched up Fifth Avenue after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St.

Mayor Bill De Blasio at the beginning of
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Mayor Bill De Blasio at the beginning of the New York City Veterans Day Parade, also known as America's Parade, on Nov. 11, 2016, which marched up Fifth Avenue after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St.

Members of the U.S. Marines 6th Communications Bn,
Photo Credit: Daniel Goodrich

Members of the U.S. Marines 6th Communications Bn, Brooklyn. The New York City Veterans Day Parade, also known as America's Parade, on Nov. 11, 2016, marched up Fifth Avenue after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St.

The New York City Veterans Day Parade, also
Photo Credit: Daniel Goodrich

The New York City Veterans Day Parade, also known as America's Parade, on Nov. 11, 2016, marched up Fifth Avenue after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St.

Members of the Ground Zero Volunteer Flag organization
Photo Credit: Daniel Goodrich

Members of the Ground Zero Volunteer Flag organization walk with a 60x30 foot American Flag.The New York City Veterans Day Parade, also known as America's Parade, on Nov. 11, 2016, marched up Fifth Avenue after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks with
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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks with a service member as they march up Fifth Avenue during the Veterans Day Parade on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.

Members of the U.S. Marines 6th Communications Bn,
Photo Credit: Daniel Goodrich

Members of the U.S. Marines 6th Communications Bn, Brooklyn. The New York City Veterans Day Parade, also known as America's Parade, on Nov. 11, 2016, marched up Fifth Avenue after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St.

Service flags fly in Madison Square Park during
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

Service flags fly in Madison Square Park during a service during the Veterans Day Parade in Manhattan on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.

Members of the Marines and Navy bow their
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Members of the Marines and Navy bow their heads doing a prayer as they gather in Madison Square Park for a service during the Veterans Day Parade in Manhattan on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.

An American Flag is worn by a participant
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An American Flag is worn by a participant in Madison Square Park for a service during the Veterans Day Parade in New York Friday, Nov 11, 2016.

Mayor Bill deBlasio stands by as the Color
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Mayor Bill deBlasio stands by as the Color Guard takes the stage in Madison Square Park for a service during the Veterans Day Parade in New York Friday, Nov 11, 2016.

Marines gather in Madison Square Park for a
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Marines gather in Madison Square Park for a service during the Veterans Day Parade on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.

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