NYC Honors Vets
New York City's honoring veterans and their families with a number of events throughout November, with one highlight being tomorrow's 95th annual Veteran's Day Parade.
More than 25,000 people including active military members, veterans of every US war since World War II, and marching bands from across the nation will participate in what's known as "America's Parade."
The parade's been televised for the past few years. Chairman Pat Gualtieri says its a sign of increasing honor for vets.
"Honestly a lot of our Vietnam veterans remembered how it was, and we swore -- actually a motto -- 'Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another,'" he said.
Gualtieri says if New Yorkers can't make it to 5th Avenue for the parade or watch it on TV, there's still plenty of ways to honor veterans.
"Let him call a vet," he said. "Let him speak about 'Uncle John,' that served in WWII. Go to a VA hospital - hello! Or call a military base and say, 'Hi, I just want to leave a message; I think you guys are great.'"
Gualtieri says the city's hosting events like seminars, tours, and concerts to salute veterans across the five boroughs until November 20th.
For a full list of veterans' services and special events, visit uwvc.org.