103rd Annual NYC Veteran’s Day Parade
Friday, November 11, 2022
12:30 – 3:30 pm
Nation’s Largest Veteran’s Day Parade to March Up Fifth Avenue
An image gallery of photos taken a previous year’s occurrence of this parade can be found near the bottom of this page.
Parade Grand Marshall Vincent W. Patton, First Black Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, represents this year’s Featured Service.
NEW YORK CITY –– America’s veterans—representing every branch of service and generation of warriors since WWII—to march up Fifth Avenue for the 103rd annual Veterans Day Parade, Friday, November 11, 2022, 12:30 to 3:30 pm rain or shine. Spectators can view the parade, which steps off at 26th street and Fifth Avenue going north to its endpoint on 47th Street, in person or watch the broadcast airing live and streaming online on WABC-TV from 12:30 to 3 pm. Produced by the United War Veterans Council (UWVC), the Parade is the nation’s largest commemoration of service, with nearly 300 marching and vehicle units, and 20,000 participants from across America, including veterans, military members, service organizations, youth cadets and marching bands.
The Parade’s Grand Marshal, representing the U.S. Coast Guard–this year’s featured service–is Vincent W. Patton, who served as the Eighth Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard (its highest enlisted position) from 1998 to 2002, when he retired after 30 years of active military service. Master Chief Patton was the first Black American to hold that prestigious role.
“We are excited to once again give New Yorkers the opportunity to salute those who have served our nation,” said Mark Otto, President and Executive Director of the United War Veterans Council. “These brave men and women stepped forward at critical moments throughout history to fight for the freedom of our nation and our allies around the world. We are proud to celebrate and thank our Grand Marshal and veterans—from every era and branch of service—at this year’s 103rd Veterans Day Parade.”
For additional information, visit www.nycvetsday.org
About the NYC Veterans Day Parade:
The New York City Veterans Day Parade is our nation’s largest event honoring service. Produced by the United War Veterans Council (UWVC), the Parade provides the public with the opportunity to salute our veterans and military and raises awareness for organizations working to serve their needs. It is the centerpiece of an annual citywide effort to honor our veteran community. The Parade features veteran groups and service providers, military units, youth and civic groups, top high school bands from across America, vintage vehicles, floats and more. It is supported by numerous sponsoring partners, including JP Morgan Chase & Co., Fiserv, T-Mobile, Wounded Warrior Project, Salesforce and Cushman & Wakefield. For more information, visit www.nycvetsday.org.
About the United War Veterans Council:
The United War Veterans Council, Inc. (UWVC) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that honors and serves veterans. The UWVC supports and promotes a wide range of initiatives that provide vital services to our veterans community (including health, wellness and education); raises positive awareness and increases public understanding of the needs of our veterans community through major public events and promotional activities; and brings together veterans groups, community organizations, government agencies, businesses of all sizes and the general public. For more information, visit uwvc.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.