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Honor those who served.Route maps, road closures, etc.

One of the best ways to show appreciation to veterans is to honor them with a parade at the nation’s largest service celebration.

There are 20,000 participants from all over America, representing all service branches of the military.

“I still wake up in the morning and pinch myself wanting to know when my dreams will end,” Vincent Patton III, this year’s grand marshal, told CBS2.

Patton was the first black American to serve as a Chief Petty Officer in the Coast Guard.

Coincidentally, He’s related to CBS2’s Cindy Hsu.

“My father was a Coast Guard pilot and served for 30 years,” Sue told Patton.

“I know him,” Patton replied. “We served together at headquarters.”

The 3-hour parade begins at 12:30 pm, drops off at 26th and 5th Avenues, and marches to 45th Street. This means many roads will be blocked.

We at CBS2 have paid tribute to the sacrifice and service of our veterans all week long.we were there Celebrating the 247th Birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps And the retired and active men and women who are part of it.

“These proud sailors and Marines are serving our country, and we have a responsibility to support them,” said Navy Secretary Carlos del Toro.

On Long Island, we were there when Nassau County officials paid tribute to heroes who don’t always get the recognition they deserve: female veterans.

Nassau County District Attorney Anne Donnelly said, “It takes a certain amount of courage to join the military, and a lot of courage for women to join.

was there when many paid their respects WWII veterans and iconic Sherman tanks contributed to winning the war. Those tanks are now 80 years old and the veteran who led them to victory is in his late 90s.

“It brings back a lot of memories. I spent days and nights,” said 96-year-old veteran Jim Adredis, remembering barreling all over Germany. “It’s hard for an 18-year-old and I don’t know how I survived.”

The Generalissimo said that today’s rain is fine. The Coast Guard is a hot service this year, so they’re used to getting wet and would have no other way. Honor those who served.Route maps, road closures, etc.

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