Meet 77 WABC’s Bernard McGurik and Sid Rosenberg from BERNIE & SID IN THE MORNING Monday between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. as they Broadcast Live from the corner of West 27th Street and 5th Avenue in Manhattan prior to the kick off to the 2019 New York City Veterans Day Parade. 77 WABC is proud to team up with the Wounded Warrior Project for this very special event.
This year’s Parade commemorates the centennial of the Veterans Day (formerly Armistice Day; 1919-2019). At 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918, the guns of World War I fell silent as the Armistice ending the fighting took hold. One year late, in 1919, communities around the world marked the first anniversary of the Armistice with reflective and commemorative events. New York City’s observations included a parade on Fifth Avenue. After World War II, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, honoring those of all eras. This year marks the 100th observation of this day.
The United States Marine Corps is this year’s featured military branch. The Army, Navy, Air force and Coast Guard will also be represented. The Opening Ceremony will ber held from 10:55 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. inside Madison Square Park, on the western gravel area between 23rd & 24th Street. It will conclude with the traditional wreath laying at the Eternal Light Monument.