September 4, 2015

SUNY Empire Invites Community to Participate in "America's Parade"

Members of the SUNY Empire State College community participating in America’s Parade 2015, an annual event held on Veteran’s Day in New York City.
Members of the SUNY Empire State College community participating in America’s Parade 2015, an annual event held on Veteran’s Day in New York City.

Update: With the college banner at the front, members of the SUNY Empire State College community donned hats and scarves – made exclusively for those participating in this event – and then proudly stepped off last week in America’s Parade 2015, an annual event held on Veteran’s Day in New York City.

The college’s delegation gathered in midtown Manhattan and marched up Fifth Avenue from 26th to 52nd Street.

Participants indicated that they received a warm reception from the VIP review stand, situated in front of the New York City Public Library at Fifth Avenue and 41st St., and many calls and shouts of support and encouragement from spectators lining the parade route.

More than 60 images from the parade are available on the college’s Facebook page.

Members of the college community also remarked on the celebratory atmosphere of the parade and, at the same time, how they also had those veterans who had sacrificed so much for the nation in their hearts and minds.

Hat and Scarf with college logo for use in America's ParadeUpdate: More than 135 members of the SUNY Empire State College community have registered to walk in “America’s Parade,” held annually in New York City on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11.

Members of the delegation will be wearing college hats, scarves and carrying a banner down Fifth Avenue.

Last-minute registrants are welcome and will also receive a free hat and scarf for participating.

The VIP review stand is located directly in front of the New York Public Library, Fifth Ave. at 41st St.

The parade will be broadcast live from noon to 3 p.m., on WPIX-TV, channel 11, New York City, and streamed live via the Internet at Military.com.

The college’s delegation will meet from noon to 12:30 p.m., 27th St., between Madison and Park Avenue South, with the entry from Park Avenue South. Late arrivals will not be permitted to participate in the parade.

Also, delegates are encouraged not to arrive before noon in order to avoid confusion with other groups assembling earlier at the same location.

The college contact is Susan Bruce, Office of Veteran and Military Education, 518-587-2100, ext. 2748, or susan.bruce@esc.edu.

For more information about the parade, visit americasparade.org.

Annual Veteran's Day parade dubbed "America's Parade", of which SUNY Empire is a supporter/participant.

 

SUNY Empire State College will participate in “America’s Parade,” held annually in New York City on Veterans’ Day, Nov. 11. All members of the college community and their families are invited to participate in this inspirational event. ‌The parade begins at 11:15 a.m., following the opening ceremony, rain or shine. The United War Veterans Council-hosted parade this year commemorates the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the 25th anniversary of Desert Shield and will recognize the United States Navy. The college’s banner will be held by two representatives of SUNY Empire.

There is no cost to participate and everyone who attends will receive a SUNY Empire hat designed especially for this occasion. Complete the online form to register.

Logistics

Participants will meet in the assembly area near 5th Ave. and 23rd Street on the morning of the parade. Exact location and times will be provided 1–2 weeks prior. The route heads north on Fifth Ave., from 26th Street to 52nd Street, and is 1.3 miles long, a 30- 40-minute walk. The march passes NYC landmarks including the Empire State Building, 42nd Street, Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

The reviewing stand is located on 41st Street, in front of the New York Public Library. Announcers will recognize each contingent. A Veterans’ Day street fair will be held at the end of the parade.

Transportation, food and lodging will not be provided.

The college contact is Susan Bruce, Office of Veteran and Military Education, 518-587-2100, ext. 2748, or susan.bruce@esc.edu. For more information about the parade, visit americasparade.org.

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