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Annual Bronx Veterans Day Parade in Throggs Neck

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Local residents, elected officials and veterans attended the 35th annual Bronx Veterans Day Parade in Throggs Neck on Sunday, November 10. The parade kicked off at Lafayette and East Tremont avenues and the route continued to Randall Avenue and concluded with a ceremony honoring veterans at Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park. The grand marshal for the parade was Roberto Oviedo, who served as a legal support specialist in the United States Marine Corps from 1988 to 1993 and conducted security operations during the Gulf War in 1991-92 PhotoS by Laura Stone

Lexi ‘marched’ in the parade.
Girl Scout Troop 1115 members Angelina Vreftos (l) and Magnolia Maczeo get ready to march.
Family of honorary grand marshal P.F.C. Salvatore Firriolo (l-r) son Joe Firriolo, grandsons Devin and Robert Maldonado, granddaughter Gabby Sapeg and daughter-in-law Rose Firriolo.
Charlie Ortiz, Charlize Williams, whose dad is in the army serving in Korea and aunt is in the army serving in Kuwait, and Jenny Ortiz marched in the parade.
Parade grand marshall Roberto Oviedo with his wife, Rita.
NYPD color guard with parade grand marshal Roberto Oviedo, American Legion 1456 commander Joe Faix and lieutenant corporal Ron Watson.
Flags carried in memorial position for the 22 veterans that die each day to suicide.
Parade spectators outside of Brewski’s on East Tremont Avenue.
Members of the Throggs Neck American Legion 1456 with Councilman Mark Gjonaj (l).
The parade’s past grand marshals salute during taps being played.
Members of the Country Club Civic Association.
Family and friends marched for honorary grand marshal William Corbett, Jr.
Family of army veteran EF-4 Jamoura watch the parade.
(l-r) Korean War veteran John Fox, brother and Vietnam War veteran Jim Fox and Vietnam War veteran James Campbell.
SUNY Maritime color guard.
Posted 12:00 am, November 17, 2019
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