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Photo Essay – The 2018 New York City Veterans Day Parade

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“Great grandfather, grandfather, father, me,” responded the gentlemen in Image 4 (below). The 99th New York City Veterans Day Parade marched up Fifth Avenue to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice signing, ending WWI.  Pictures led the way,  carried by loved ones. Every size, race, and creed paid homage to the greatest sacrifice for a free voice. These images pay tribute to the thousands marching on a crisp November Sunday morning, celebrating memories of those past and those marching to duty and love, this country of ours, these United States.

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20181111©DAYVetsDay9594.jpg The 100th Anniversary of the WW1 Armistiice was commemorated by the Vets Day Parade rolling up 5th Avenue.

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20181111©DAYVetsDay9744.jpg The 100th Anniversary of the WW1 Armistiice was commemorated by the Vets Day Parade rolling up 5th Avenue.

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20181111©DAYVetsDay9841.jpg The 100th Anniversary of the WW1 Armistiice was commemorated by the Vets Day Parade rolling up 5th Avenue.

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20181111©DAYVetsDay0434.jpg The 100th Anniversary of the WW1 Armistiice was commemorated by the Vets Day Parade rolling up 5th Avenue.

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20181111©DAYVetsDay0116.jpg The 100th Anniversary of the WW1 Armistiice was commemorated by the Vets Day Parade rolling up 5th Avenue.

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20181111©DAYVetsDay9997.jpg The 100th Anniversary of the WW1 Armistiice was commemorated by the Vets Day Parade rolling up 5th Avenue.

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20181111©DAYVetsDay0062.jpg The 100th Anniversary of the WW1 Armistiice was commemorated by the Vets Day Parade rolling up 5th Avenue.

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20181111©DAYVetsDay0450.jpg The 100th Anniversary of the WW1 Armistiice was commemorated by the Vets Day Parade rolling up 5th Avenue.

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20181111©DAYVetsDay0092.jpg The 100th Anniversary of the WW1 Armistiice was commemorated by the Vets Day Parade rolling up 5th Avenue.

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20181111©DAYVetsDay0123.jpg The 100th Anniversary of the WW1 Armistiice was commemorated by the Vets Day Parade rolling up 5th Avenue.

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20181111©DAYVetsDay0659.jpg The 100th Anniversary of the WW1 Armistiice was commemorated by the Vets Day Parade rolling up 5th Avenue.

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20181111©DAYVetsDay1074.jpg The 100th Anniversary of the WW1 Armistiice was commemorated by the Vets Day Parade rolling up 5th Avenue.

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20181111©DAYVetsDay9963.jpg The 100th Anniversary of the WW1 Armistiice was commemorated by the Vets Day Parade rolling up 5th Avenue.

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20181111©DAYVetsDay0046.jpg The 100th Anniversary of the WW1 Armistiice was commemorated by the Vets Day Parade rolling up 5th Avenue.

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Jeff Day, an independent photographer based in New York City, documents city life celebrations and the renewal of historical tradition in contemporary voice in the streets. He is completing two books, New Orleans Black and White and New York Street.  A lifelong sailor, Jeff has also documented the water’s edge and shore towns of New York, New England, the Gulf Coast, and Eastern Spain.

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All copyrighted photos courtesy of Jeff Day.