Members of the Coast Guard march in the Veterans Day Parade in New York City, Nov. 11, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - The nation honors and remembers its veterans on November 11. Thank you to those who serve and who have served.
During World War I, the Allied nations and Germany enacted a temporary cessation on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of "the war to end all wars."
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In New York City, more than 20,000 people took part in America's Parade along 5th Avenue from 26th Street to 52nd Street. The festivities kicked off at 11:30 a.m. United War Veterans Council, which organized the parade, said the parade marked the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the 25th anniversary of Desert Shield.