President Trump opens the parade on Veterans Day

Trump is the first US President to accept the invitation of the veterans council.

Every year, the joint Council of war veterans invites the Supreme commander to the nation’s largest veterans honor ceremony, which takes place in New York City.
“In our memory, no one has accepted our invitation. This year we are very proud and pleased to announce that President Trump has accepted the invitation and will lay a wreath at the end of the opening ceremony,” Councilman Nick Angione told CBS2.

Trump is the first US President to speak at the ceremony and lay a wreath at the Eternal flame. The President and first lady Melania Trump arrived at the airport. John F. Kennedy on Saturday night.

Addressing the parade, the President emphasized his administration’s efforts to care for veterans.

Trump recalled the heroism of the US military during World War II. At the same time, he directly addressed the veterans of the Second World War present at the ceremony.
“You are America’s greatest living heroes,” the President said.

Speaking about the heroism of the US military, Trump, in particular, stressed the courage of the military-New Yorkers and their contribution to the victories of the US armed forces.
The President recalled the recent victory of the US military-the operation to destroy the leader of the ISIS al-Baghdadi.

New York mayor Bill de Blasio is also attending the event.

“This event should not be politicized and turned into a show,” he said last week. – If he’s coming here to really honor veterans, God bless him.”
According to the organizers, this day should leave politics aside and unite, paying tribute to veterans.

The opening ceremony begins at 11: 00 a.m. on Monday, and the 100th annual Veterans Day parade kicks off at 12: 00 p.m. and will run from 26th to 46th streets.
Security measures will be tightened along the parade route. Drivers are advised to choose detour routes.