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Join the Conservancy's New York Chapter in the New York Veterans Day Parade

The SS United States Conservancy's New York Chapter invites all of its fellow Chapter members and supporters to join them on Saturday, November 11th to participate in the 2017 New York Veterans Day Parade.

The SS United States Conservancy’s New York Chapter will be marching up Fifth Avenue to honor all the brave men and women who have served our nation. Join them in celebrating the Big U and her proud career as a peacetime flagship liner that was always ready to serve her nation if duty ever called.

Currently, the Chapter is looking for participants to walk the parade route with them as they represent America’s Flagship. This is a great opportunity for Conservancy supporters in the region to come together — whether you're already an active member of a regional chapter, or you're looking to meet other SS United States supporters for the first time.

The Parade proceeds north on Fifth Avenue from 26th St. to 52nd St, from 11:15 AM to approximately 3:30 PM. The Reviewing Stand is located on 41st Street, in front of the New York Public Library. It is preceded by a wreath-laying ceremony at the Eternal Light in Madison Square Park, and followed by a Veterans Street Fair and other activities that are open to both participants or the general public.

Please RSVP for further details about the event. The group generally assembles near Madison Square Park around 9:30 or 10:00am.

For a uniform appearance, the New York Chapter encourages everyone to wear the colors of the Big U’s funnels. For example: a blue hat, white scarf or collar, red sweater or jacket, black pants, or something similar. Of course any Big U attire is always welcome.

We hope to see you there!

There are many different ways to get involved and help save the Big U. We have an amazing community of regional Conservancy chapters that you can join, and we encourage you to spread the word about the SS United States to friends and family.


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