VETERAN'S DAYA beautiful warm and sunny Fall day; perfect to get out and enjoy a 59 year old parade to honor all those who have served the best country in the world; in Albany the Capital City of New York State.
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Albany Police Department Mounted Patrol leading the parade, the Albany P.D. Honor Guard behind, down Washington Avenue. The very stately State Education Building in the back ground.
Veterans and family members carrying an American Flag (120 flags) to represent those from the Capital Region who gave their lives to protect our country. Each American Flag represents 10 soldiers.
Equipment and personnel from Watervliet Arsenal. The Watervliet Arsenal is the oldest, continuously active manufacturing arsenal in the U.S. It was founded in 1813.
And the last members of the parade are the Patriot Guard Riders of New York.
The 2 1/2 hour parade also included high school bands from Mohonasen, Schalmont, Albany, Cohoes and Christian Brothers Academy. The Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts plus Military Veteran's groups from around the region marched.
This was only one wonderful event in the Capital District to honor our Veterans. Nearly every community has something scheduled for today.
Also, in the parade The Uncle Sam Chorus of Troy. Troy is the home of Uncle Sam.
And we can't forget our four legged heroes, Military Working Dogs are a very important part of the Armed Forces. They are heroes too.
Today in the Veteran's Day parade in NYC, 6 military dogs marched along side the soldiers they served with.
Remember to thank an Active Duty and Veteran every time you see them. Our freedom depends on them.