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Soldiers of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars stood Sunday with Sen. Chuck Schumer to call for a ticker-tape parade along the historic Canyon of Heroes in lower Manhattan.
Schumer (D-N.Y.) says the Big Apple should host a bells-and-whistles procession to honor vets of the two post-9/11 campaigns.
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“With the war in Afghanistan winding down, now is the time to keep with longstanding American tradition and kick off a campaign for the first New York City welcome home parade for troops that served in Iraq and Afghanistan,” Schumer said, flanked by vets of several wars on Broadway at the Bowling Green bull statue.
“With the completion of the Afghanistan combat mission expected at the end of this year, and with Iraq’s official end far behind us, it’s time for New York to stake its claim and for the Department of Defense to join in planning this welcome home celebration.”
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Schumer said he secured Mayor de Blasio’s blessing Saturday.
“The brave men and women who have selflessly served our nation with courage and skill in Iraq and Afghanistan deserve a recognition for their sacrifice,” de Blasio said. “I stand with Senator Schumer in his call for a parade to honor our veteran heroes, and New York City would be proud to host this important event.”
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Ever since President Trump announced his wish to have a Military Parade to honor our Best and Brightest, Modern American Liberals have been freaking out like the millennials who are staging wakes when their favorite fast food restaurant closes.
Now, to be fair, they are not alone.
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There are those on the other side of the political aisle who object to this idea as well, stating that it is something that one would see under an authoritarian regime, and that it would be more prudent to spend the costs of such a parade on bettering...
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