Veterans on Parade

On Veterans Day, Americans recognize and thank those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Initially known as Armistice Day and marking the cessation of major hostilities in World War I, the holiday grew to include all veterans, and was renamed Veterans Day in 1954. Crowds turn out in droves to watch parades of veterans both on Veterans or Armistice Day as well as on other occasions, such as reunions of soldiers. March along with these American veterans through the photos below:

Hit of G.A.R. Parade, Washington, D.C. Sept. 23. Beating a steady a rata tat tat as he did in '65, R.D. Parker, Chicago, took the cheers of the crowd in stride as he again marched up famous Pennsylvania Avenue in today's G.A.R. parade. Photo by Harris & Ewing, [1936] September 23. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/hec.33840

Hit of G.A.R. Parade, Washington, D.C. Sept. 23. Beating a steady a rata tat tat as he did in ’65, R.D. Parker, Chicago, took the cheers of the crowd in stride as he again marched up famous Pennsylvania Avenue in today’s G.A.R. parade. Photo by Harris & Ewing, [1936] September 23. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/hec.33840

[Huge flag being carried by a large group of men in a G.A.R. parade in Washington, D.C.] Photo by National Photo Company, 1915. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b17255

[Huge flag being carried by a large group of men in a G.A.R. parade in Washington, D.C.] Photo by National Photo Company, 1915. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b17255

 

May 30 '12, N.Y. [African American Civil War veterans wearing G.A.R. caps and uniforms and young women marching in procession.] Photo by Bain News Service, 1912 May 30. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.50141

May 30 ’12, N.Y. [African American Civil War veterans wearing G.A.R. caps and uniforms and young women marching in procession.] Photo by Bain News Service, 1912 May 30. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.50141

Pershing Veterans. Photo by Bain News Service, [1918]. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.26771

Pershing Veterans. Photo by Bain News Service, [1918]. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.26771

Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Armistice Day parade. Photo by Marjory Collins, 1942 Nov. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8d23418

Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Armistice Day parade. Photo by Marjory Collins, 1942 Nov. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8d23418

 

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One Comment

  1. Ronnie Kenigsberg
    November 12, 2016 at 12:37 am

    Many thanks for assistance
    R.Kenigsberg

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