NYC Veterans Day Parade 2019: How to Watch Trump Speech, Time, Route, Road Closures

To honor those who served, New York City hosts an annual parade on Veterans Day. And President Donald Trump will be at the helm this year.

On Monday, Trump, a New York native, will be the first known president to attend New York City's Veterans Day parade, according to the United War Veterans Council (UWVC). The largest commemoration service in America, the parade is marking its centennial and Trump will address attendees during the opening ceremony.

"This is a day when we put politics aside to focus on honoring our veterans and to recommit ourselves as a community to providing them with the services they have earned, the services they deserve and, for many, the services they were denied," UWVC Chairman Douglas McGowan said in a statement.

The opening ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. EST in Madison Square Park, according to UWVC, and be followed by a parade of more than 25,000 participants. From Madison Square Park, located on 24th Street and Fifth Avenue, the parade will head north on Fifth Avenue until it reaches 46th Street. The parade is scheduled to start at noon and is expected to conclude around 3:30 p.m.

Limited seating is available at the opening ceremony and preference is given to people who are disabled and elderly veterans. Those who can't make it to the opening ceremony or to the parade route in person can view the proceedings in a number of ways.

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President Donald Trump speaks at the American Veterans 75th National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, on August 21. On Monday, Trump will address attendees of the New York City Veterans Day Parade during the opening ceremony. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty

People who live within the New York City area can watch the parade on WABC. Anyone who doesn't have a cable subscription or can't access WABC because they're outside the tri-state area can watch the parade online on the UWVC's website here.

To ensure the safety of everyone involved in the parade, including spectators, and the subsequent festival, the New York City Police Department will shut down a number of roads along the route. Roads will be closed from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., according to the New York Department of Transportation and include:

  • Broadway Avenue between Fifth Avenue and 28th Street
  • Fifth Avenue between Broadway and 24th Street
  • 24th Street between Sixth Avenue and Fifth Avenue
  • 25th Street between Sixth Avenue and Fifth Avenue
  • 26th Street between Madison Avenue and Sixth Avenue
  • 27th Street between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue
  • 28th Street between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue
  • Fifth Avenue between 24th Street and 46th Street
  • 46th Street between Sixth Avenue and Park Avenue
  • 46th Street between Sixth Avenue and Park Avenue

Veterans Day was initially called Armistice Day and intended to celebrate an end to the fighting of World War I, which occurred between the Allied Powers and the Central Powers, on November 11, 1918. After World War II and the Korean War, the holiday was renamed Veterans Day. Instead of just celebrating the end of World War I and honoring the service members who fought in it, the day now serves as a way to show appreciation for all Americans who served their country.

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