Veterans Day Parade, November 11, 2019

Veterans Day Parade 2018. Photo by Vince Gong.

2019 WWI March in Veterans Day Parade

Register to march in our unit here.

Created and hosted by the Long Island Living History Association.

Assembly point: November 11, 2019, West 24th Street (between 5th and 6th avenues), New York, NY, 10010.

Meeting time: 10:00-11:15 a.m.

Annual Veterans Day Parade in honor of all those who served in all wars, most especially, WWI. The parade steps off at 11:00 a.m. from Madison Square Park. It ends around 50th Street.

Now that the centennial of the Great War is here, we need to have a strong turnout to show the City of New York that the veterans of the First World War are not forgotten. Please consider attending. Please pass on the invitation to other quality WWI Living Historians.

United States Uniforms 1917-1919
As in previous years, please remember this is a parade, not a GWA trench event, so your uniform & equipment must be clean.
* Uniform: M1912/1917 wool tunic and puttees.
* Headgear: Steel helmet and overseas cap.
* Equipment: Basic WWI webbing of cartridge belt, canteen, first aid pouch.
* Haversack set up as a short pack.
* “T” shovel.
* Gas mask bag.
* Weapon: M1903 Springfield or M1917/P17 rifle.
* Bayonet and scabbard.

Officer Impressions: Pistols should be dummies, unless you have a NYC license.

All web gear must be original WWI or reproduction. WWII gear is not acceptable. No trench knives, overcoats, modern cold weather gear.

You should also have a bayonet and that it fits on your rifle. Original and reproductions, as well as scabbards, are on EBay.

It’s nice to be able to fit into an original uniform. However, when it gets to the stage of having more moth holes then cloth…it’s time to replace it. Most of these are relatively inexpensive items and completes your impression. It is our intent to have us all portray a proper WWI U.S. group. It would be a disservice to the soldiers we choose to emulate not to look the best we can.

Other Participants
Military: Soldiers from other Allied nations are welcome.

Women: If you have a female uniform: Military, Hello Girls (Signal Corps), Red Cross, YMCA etc., that is preferred. If you do not, please wear period correct civilian clothing.

Civilians: If you do not have a military uniform, please wear period correct civilian clothing, 1914-1919.

We appreciate your support in this endeavor.

Any questions let us know:

Jim Michaud
Jim Lennon
Long Island Living History Association

Kevin Fitzpatrick
East Coast Doughboys
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