The 100th Annual Veteran’s Day Parade that took place in New York City. President Donald Trump introduced the event, along with General David H. Berger, the 38th Commandant of the Marine Corps. According to Bill White, co-producer of the event: “The president has been great supporter of our veterans and indeed this parade here in New York City for more than 25 years.” 2019 marks 244 years since the U.S. Marine Corps was established.
Award winners included:
- Marine Corps Service (WWII) Medal of Honor to Herschel “Woody Williams
- US Army service (Korean War) Medal of Honor to Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura
- US Navy service (Vietnam War) Medal of Honor to former US Senator Bob Kerrey
- Marine Corps Service (Gulf War) Navy Cross to Eddie Ray
- Founder of 3 veteran service organizations, soldier in second Fallujah battle, server in two Iraq tours and decorated Marine Corps Infantry Officer, Zachary Iscol.
Chair of the United War Veterans Council and US Marine Corps Veteran Doug McGowan commended Trump’s support that was apparent long before he became America’s President. in the mid 1990s, he gave a significant donation facilitating the recovery of the many years of neglect the Parade had encountered. Today it is the impressive institution it is, in no small part due to his assistance. Trump also gave financial aid toward the establishment of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in NYC.