WATCH: Trump Will Be the First President to Attend the NYC Veterans Day Parade in its 100-Year History
President Donald Trump will honor Veterans Day by attending the famous parade’s 100th anniversary. He will speak at the opening ceremony.
The event is overseen by United War Veterans Council and they have always invited the President of the United States to attend. It’s never happened until now. President Trump is the first to accept.
President Trump and First Lady Melania traveled to their home in NYC at Trump Tower.
United War Veterans Council Chairman Douglas McGowan said, “This is a day when we put politics aside to focus on honoring our veterans and to recommit ourselves as a community to provide them with the services they have earned, the services they deserve and, for many, the services they were denied…
“We thank and commend President Trump for leading that effort on this Centennial, and we acknowledge his historic support for our activities here in New York City.”
The New York City veterans parade began 100 years ago. It began with the parade for returning World War I soldiers. Trump will not march in the parade.Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.