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Bronx Veterans Parade Task Team hosts annual parade

(l-r) Deputy borough president Marricka Scott-McFadden, Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark, Assemblyman Michael Blake, Vietnam veteran Lugo, Senator Luis Sepulveda and Bronx Veterans Parade task team president James Wilson.
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The Bronx Veterans Parade Task Team hosted the annual Bronx Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 2 at Crotona Parkway and East 175th Street. The parade first stopped at the West Farms Soldiers Cemetery at East 180th Street and Bryant Avenue before concluding at River Park at East 180th Street and Boston Road with a special ceremony which included recognition speeches, refreshments, music, resource information sharing and screenings to promote healthier living and a better quality of life for individuals and families. Over 350 people attended this year’s parade. The grand marshal was former master sergeant Abigaile Taylor, who is also the commander of the Disabled American Veterans’ 23rd chapter. (below left) Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. (c) and The Bronx Veterans Parade task team walking with the banner during the parade. (below right) A Fordham University student, member of ‘Fordham Students for Wounded Veterans’ attended the parade in honor of all veterans. (second row left) Veterans and bikers hold up American flags. (second row middle) (l-r) Deputy borough president Marricka Scott-McFadden, Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark, Assemblyman Michael Blake, Vietnam veteran Lugo, Senator Luis Sepulveda and Bronx Veterans Parade task team president James Wilson. (second row right) Parade grand marshal, master sergeant and commander of the Disabled American Veterans’ chapter 23 Abigaile Taylor (l) with Vietnam veteran and Disabled American Veterans’ member Steve. (bottom row left) Master sergeant Leroy Archbible, who was in the U.S. Marine Corp. from 1947-60 and served in Korea from 1950-51 and E4 Cedric Smith, who served in Fort Knox, KY from 1986-89 received honorary plaques for their service. (bottom row right) Honoree and master sergeant Leroy Archbible, who was in the U.S. Marine Corp. from 1947-60 and served in Korea from 1950-51, walks in the parade with Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark and others.Photos by Jewel Webber

Posted 12:00 am, November 18, 2019
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