Veterans Day Parade in the Bronx held along East Tremont Avenue

(11/09/03) THROGS NECK - Veterans Day was celebrated two days early in the Bronx. Local heroes who fought for freedom in the United States were honored Sunday with a parade along East Tremont Avenue.

Dozens of folks came out to honor Bronx veterans who served in all wars. Parents and kids lined the streets with American flags, displaying their pride and patriotism for the men and women who served our country. Many Bronx veterans are also remembering the service men and women currently fighting in Iraq.

Veterans Day used to be called "Armistice Day" in commemoration of the signing of the armistice ending WWI. The federal holiday, celebrated on November 11 officially became Veterans Day on May 24, 1954.

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