Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Making of a Parade....

This year is the 90th anniversary of the 5th Avenue Veterans Day Parade in New York City. This parade is produced by The United War Veterans Council (UWVC).

"The United War Veterans Council of NYC (UWVC) works to ensure that the public is constantly reminded of the sacrifice and service of our veterans and military. Our initiatives play a crucial role in achieving public support for the many important programs that benefit these men and women and their families."

I am proud to be the official spokeswoman and ambassador for their organization.

This year's parade theme, drawn from the preamble of our Constitution, is "The Blessings of Liberty."  Our goal is to encourage the public to not only support our veterans and military, but to show their appreciation for the good things in their own lives that they owe to those in uniform.

Last year, our parade was coupled with the return of the USS Intrepid to NYC's harbor. I had the honor of hosting the crosstown march (from the Intrepid crosstown to 42nd street onto 5th Ave). This year I am excited to get the plans under way and make it the best parade possible. I look forward to a full day of honoring service and recognizing those who have stood in harm's way--our dear veterans.

So far, the day looks like this:

10:00 - 11:00 A.M.
Eternal Light Monument, Madison Square Park
Fifth Avenue @ 24th Street

11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Fifth Avenue parade, from 26th Street to 56th Street

Also in the works is a concert for all of our participating active duty, veterans, servicemembers, and volunteers. We are currently putting the acts together to have an enjoyable show after the largest Veterans Day parade in the country. 

This year, The UWVC is again putting together its commemorative newspaper, which will be distributed throughout the city.   If you would like to add a message to our troops or advertise your local business in the paper, please visit:


For more information regarding the parade please visit:


or you can always email me at MissNY2009@missnyorg.com

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