President Donald J. Trump will be the first president to kick off New York City's Veteran's Day parade on Monday according to the New York Post.
"Trump will address the 100th Annual Opening Ceremony of the parade on Monday and then will lay a wreath at the Eternal Light Memorial at Madison Square Park," reports Marisa Schultz.
"This is a day when we put politics aside to focus on honoring our veterans, and to re-commit ourselves as a community to providing them with the services they have earned, the services they deserve and, for many, the services they were denied," Doug McGowan, chairman of the United War Veterans Council Board, told the paper.
"We thank and commend President Trump for leading that effort on this Centennial, and we acknowledge his historic support for our activities here in New York City," he added.
"The President has been great supporter of our veterans and indeed this parade here in New York City for more than 25 years," Bill White, 2019 Veteran’s Day Parade co-producer, told the New York Post.
"What he is doing now as president with regard to veterans choice, funding our military, and holding them and their families in the highest regard is truly extraordinary. He is loved by our veterans for sure," White explained.
President Trump is the first commander-in-chief since President Bush to spend his Veteran's Day in NYC.