Veterans Day parade: See photos


This year’s parade honoring veterans, America’s Parade, started Friday morning with a ceremony in Madison Square Park.

The Veterans Day parade, beginning at 26th Street, headed northward up Fifth Avenue about 1.2 miles, concluding at 52nd Street.

Scroll down for scenes from the annual event.

The New York City Veterans Day Parade, also known as America's Parade, on Nov. 11, 2016, marched up Fifth Ave. after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St. (Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

The New York City Veteran's Day Parade, also know as America's Parade, November 11, 2016 marched up 5th Ave. after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St. (Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

Medal of Honor recipient Paul Bueha, NYC Commissioner of Veterans Affairs Lorrie Sutton and Mayor BeBlasio are behind the honor guard. The New York City Veteran's Day Parade, also know as America's Parade, November 11, 2016 marched up 5th Ave. after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St. (Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

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Members of the US Marines 6th Communications Bn, Brooklyn. The New York City Veteran's Day Parade, also know as America's Parade, November 11, 2016 marched up 5th Ave. after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St. (Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio stands with service members and others during a wreath laying service in Madison Square Park before the Veterans Day Parade in New York Friday, Nov 11, 2016. (Credit: Craig Ruttle)

The New York City Veteran's Day Parade, also know as America's Parade, November 11, 2016 marched up 5th Ave. after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St. (Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

People cheer as Veterans and others march up 5th Ave. during the Veterans Day Parade in New York Friday, Nov 11, 2016. (Credit: Craig Ruttle)

Master Gunnery Sgt. Michael Hall, Texas.The New York City Veteran's Day Parade, also know as America's Parade, November 11, 2016 marched up 5th Ave. after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St. (Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

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Mayor Bill DeBlasio at the beginning of the parade. The New York City Veteran's Day Parade, also know as America's Parade, November 11, 2016 marched up 5th Ave. after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St. (Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

Members of the Harlem Hellfighters (Army) stand at attention on 5th Ave. during the Veterans Day Parade in New York Friday, Nov 11, 2016. (Credit: Craig Ruttle)

The New York City Veteran's Day Parade, also know as America's Parade, November 11, 2016 marched up 5th Ave. after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St. (Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

The New York City Veteran's Day Parade, also know as America's Parade, November 11, 2016 marched up 5th Ave. after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St. (Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

A unit carrying the Ground Zero Volunteers Flag march up 5th Ave. during the Veterans Day Parade in New York Friday, Nov 11, 2016. (Credit: Craig Ruttle)

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Members of the US Marines 6th Communications Bn, Brooklyn. The New York City Veteran's Day Parade, also know as America's Parade, November 11, 2016 marched up 5th Ave. after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St. (Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

SFC Natalie Crippen, Staten Island. The New York City Veteran's Day Parade, also know as America's Parade, November 11, 2016 marched up 5th Ave. after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St. (Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

A unit of Marines march up 5th Ave. during the Veterans Day Parade in New York Friday, Nov 11, 2016. (Credit: Craig Ruttle)

Members of the Ground Zero Volunteer Flag organization walk with a 60x30 foot American Flag.The New York City Veteran's Day Parade, also know as America's Parade, November 11, 2016 marched up 5th Ave. after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St. (Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

West Point Cadets march up 5th Ave. during the Veterans Day Parade in New York Friday, Nov 11, 2016. (Credit: Craig Ruttle)

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The New York City Veteran's Day Parade, also know as America's Parade, November 11, 2016 marched up 5th Ave. after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St. (Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

Members of the Honor Guard marches on stag as people gather in Madison Square Park for a service before the Veterans Day Parade in New York Friday, Nov 11, 2016. (Credit: Craig Ruttle)

1st. Sgt. Jairo Fredonis, Mineola leads the Members of the US Marines 6th Communications Bn, Brooklyn.The New York City Veteran's Day Parade, also know as America's Parade, November 11, 2016 marched up 5th Ave. after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St. (Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

The New York City Veteran's Day Parade, also know as America's Parade, November 11, 2016 marched up 5th Ave. after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St. (Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

Mayor Bill DeBlasio at the beginning of the parade. The New York City Veteran's Day Parade, also know as America's Parade, November 11, 2016 marched up 5th Ave. after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St. (Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

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Members of the US Marines 6th Communications Bn, Brooklyn. The New York City Veteran's Day Parade, also know as America's Parade, November 11, 2016 marched up 5th Ave. after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St. (Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

The New York City Veteran's Day Parade, also know as America's Parade, November 11, 2016 marched up 5th Ave. after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St. (Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

Members of the Ground Zero Volunteer Flag organization walk with a 60x30 foot American Flag.The New York City Veteran's Day Parade, also know as America's Parade, November 11, 2016 marched up 5th Ave. after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St. (Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks with a service member as they march up 5th Ave. during the Veterans Day Parade in New York Friday, Nov 11, 2016. (Credit: Craig Ruttle)

Members of the US Marines 6th Communications Bn, Brooklyn. The New York City Veteran's Day Parade, also know as America's Parade, November 11, 2016 marched up 5th Ave. after a wreath was placed at the Eternal Light Monument at Madison Square Park on 26th St. (Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

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Service flags fly in Madison Square Park during a service during the Veterans Day Parade in New York Friday, Nov 11, 2016. (Credit: Craig Ruttle)

Members of the Marines and Navy bow their heads doing a prayer as they gather in Madison Square Park for a service during the Veterans Day Parade in New York Friday, Nov 11, 2016. (Credit: Craig Ruttle)

An American Flag is worn by a participant in Madison Square Park for a service during the Veterans Day Parade in New York Friday, Nov 11, 2016. (Credit: Craig Ruttle)

Mayor Bill deBlasio stands by as the Color Guard takes the stage in Madison Square Park for a service during the Veterans Day Parade in New York Friday, Nov 11, 2016. (Credit: Craig Ruttle)

Member of the Marines gather in Madison Square Park for a service during the Veterans Day Parade in New York Friday, Nov 11, 2016. (Credit: Craig Ruttle)

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