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Parade Day Info

November 11, 2011 by  
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November 11, 2011 (with a special Moment of Remembrance at 11:11AM EST)

American Women Veterans cordially invites women veterans from all eras and branches of service, as well as our brothers in service, to join us for the 3rd Anniversary of our inaugural march in New York City’s time honored Veterans Day Parade on November 11, 2011.

In 2009, American Women Veterans was proud to have set the precedent for women’s organizations marching in this iconic parade. This year’s parade will commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the attacks on 9/11, and will also pay special tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War and the 70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor.

We hope you’ll make plans to join us for this momentous occasion. It is truly an amazing experience!

We will have much more information in the following days about meeting times and places, lodging suggestions and after party details. If you have specific questions or concerns before that time, please feel free to post them in the comments below.

If you are planning to join us, please request to join our Facebook Group so that we can keep you informed of up-to-the-minute information. https://www.facebook.com/groups/274704632571152/

Schedule of Events
0930 Volunteers arrive at staging point
1000 – Step-off: Registration
1600 – 1800 L’Oreal Post Parade Party for AWV (You MUST RSVP with an AWV representative in order to attend this event!)
2000 – TBD Evening Party at Bourbon Street

Staging Point:
Corner of 27th Street and 5th Ave, directly across from the Museum of Sex.

If you are coming in on the train, our staging area is an easy walk from 34th St and Penn Station.

***Please be sure to register with a member of the AWV Team upon your arrival.***

Parade Route:
The parade route is approximately 1.4 miles. It will begin around 26th Street and 5th Ave. and end at 56th Street and 5th Ave.

Weather:
We will march rain or shine! Please remember, this is November in NYC, so dress appropriately!

Uniform:
In keeping with tradition, all AWV marchers wear black jackets/sweatshirts or coats and a red scarf. If you do not have a red scarf, one will be provided to you (as long as supplies last.)

After Parade Party:
As an added bonus, L’Oreal will be hosting Team AWV and providing a place for us to unwind (and warm up!) after the parade. From 4/4:30 – 6pm, L’Oreal will be providing food and non-alcoholic beverages as a gesture of appreciation. ***Please ensure you register with one of our volunteers at the staging area in order to be added to the guest list.***

For those of you who can’t make it – The United War Veterans Council announced that this year’s parade will be broadcast live on Friday, November 11, 2011, on FOX5 (WNYW)! Be sure to tune in!

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