2018 New York City Veterans Day Parade
New York City once again led the way with the largest Spirit of '45 March of WWII Heroes in the nation on Veterans Day.  
Kudos to Linda Shudy Lecomte who organized this year's group of Girl and Boy Scouts, ages 7 to 17, who carried photos of Medal of Honor recipients, Pearl Harbor Gold Stars, Tuskegee Airmen and the 38 WASPs who made the ultimate sacrficie in service during WWII in the New York City Veterans Day Parade. 
 Linda with Audie Murphy, America's most decorated WWII veteran, youth march with photos of Senator Dan Inouye (co-founder Spirit of '45 Day), Adm. Kidd,  posthumous Medal of Honor recipient KIA during the attack on Pearl Harbor, and Girl Scout Chloe Huber with photo of one of the WASPs Gold Stars.
They were joined again by Mae Krier, 92, one of the original Rosie the Riveters, and Kiss re-enactors Theresa Werner and James Martin, who marched the entire Parade route, greeting the pubic and inspiring the youth as together they marched up 5th Avenue from Madison Park to 56th Street.
Girl Scouts wearing the inconic red-with-white polka dots bandanas, marched with banners promotng public awareness and participation in National Rosie the Riveter Day and the Rosie the Riveter Memorial Rose Gardens campaigns.  (Mae visited Capitol Hill later in the week to urge members of Congress to pass the Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal legislation before the end of the 115th Session.)
Earlier in the week a group of Girl Scouts gathered in Times Square to thank Walgreens for its support, including donating the large photo posters that are carried in the Parade and showing the Spirit of '45 Day video on its giant video screens each year on August 14.
 A pre-Veterans Day visit by Girl Scouts to thank Walgreens Times Square store managers was organized by Linda Lecomte. 
Thanks again to U-Haul for providing use of a truck to transport the posters and the Seward Johnson sculpture depicting the "Times Square Kiss."
To sign up for next year's Parade, contact Linda Shudy Lecomte at hawkeyelms@yahoo.com