Throgs Neck honors veterans with parade
Throgs Neck celebrated Veterans Day early Sunday with a parade along East Tremont Avenue.
Hundreds of servicemen and women took to the streets marching, playing music and showing their American pride.
This year is the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. Lt. Col. Floyd Carter, a World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veteran as well as a Tuskegee Airman, was the grand marshal of the parade.
At 93 years old, the American hero says he is happy to be celebrating Veterans Day with the people of the Bronx.
"I've been in three wars, and it's incredible to see the suffering, the pain and suffering -- if we had more respect for one another this world would be a better place," says Lt. Col. Carter.
Veterans Day is Wednesday, but the organizers of the Throgs Neck parade say they are happy to kick off the celebration early. They say Americans should be honoring veterans every day.
Following the parade, attendees spent the afternoon in Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park.