Photo Gallery: Veterans Day Parade 2019

Like countless previous New York parades the 2019 Veterans Day Parade featured many New York elected officials, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio.  In a first, however, it also included an adjacent appearance by the U.S. president, as President Donald Trump spoke at the pre-parade ceremony in Madison Square Park. Trump departed immediately after the pre-parade ceremony, however, and did not attend or march in the parade.  Mayor de Blasio attended the pre-parade ceremony, but Gov. Cuomo did not.

President Trump and Mayor de Blasio drew significant negative reactions from parade goers with many attendees displaying anti-Trump signs, particularly near the Madison Square Park ceremony.  Some Trump supporting attendees waved signs and flags on the route, including one particularly vocal pocket of Trump supporters.   Just a few anti-de Blasio signs were spotted during the parade, but he drew significant boos and catcalls as he marched.

Mayor de Blasio did a press Q&A at the conclusion of the parade – a transcript provided by the mayor’s office is available here.

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