Images above scanned by NYCHS from NYC DOC's Medal Day 2011 booklet Page 32 having an all-caps banner headline:
"THE NYC DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION PROUDLY SALUTES OUR TROOPS & OUR NATION'S VETERANS"

DOC's 1st Vets Day Parade: 11/11/2011 FB Post-Script

On the New York Correction History Society (NYCHS) Facebook extension page a commentary thread began Nov. 12, 2011, at 9:48 am about NYC DOC's first agency-wide participation in a 5th Avenue Veterans Day Parade the previous day .

The commentary continued throughout the day and evening and into the following morning.

Appearing here are excerpts from those comments by members of the New York Correction History Facebook group.

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On the morning of Nov. 12, 2011, members of the New York Correction History Facebook group began commenting about the NYC Department of Correction's first agency-wide participation in the 5th Avenue annual Veterans Day parade held the preceding day.

Image scanned from DOC's Medal Day 2011 booklet Page 31
NYCHS caption: NYC DOC agency banner was displayed during the 2011 Veterans Day Parade on 5th Avenue.
For Commissioner Dora B. Schriro's Oct. 18th, 2011 announcement that the Department would participate in the city's Veterans Day Parade for the first time since the national holiday was initiated 92 years ago, see our site's DOC's 1st Veterans Day Parade: Nov. 11, 2011. Warden Roth would have loved to have taken part in it to which this page is a post-script [Use your browser's "back" button to return.]

In the course of that running commentary by the Facebook group members, the group page administrator (who is also the NYCHS webmaster) indicated an intention to feature the comments on the CorrectionHistory.Org site, unless there were objections to his doing so. No objections having been received, here are excerpts from the FB group page commentary.

The NYC DOC Veterans Day Parade images inserted here among the comments from the FB group page were scanned by NYCHS from Pages 31 and 32 of the NYC DOC Medal Day 2011 booklet. There the parade images appeared without captions. NYCHS added the captions that appear with the parade images here.


Daniel Sheehan
Yesterday the Department participated in the annual Veterans Day parade for the first time. As a Correction Officer for 22+ years and U.S. Navy veteran, I was proud of the response of our Veteran staff that answered the call. Captain Bachelor, along with the ceremonial unit, communications, and ESU did an outstanding job. It was a great first march with many years to come.
November 12 at 9:48 am

Image scanned from DOC's Medal Day 2011 booklet Page 32
NYCHS caption: NYC DOC agency banner was displayed during the Veterans Day Parade in which Commissioner Dora Schriro, Chief of Dept. Michael Hourihane were among the many other DOCers who took part.
David Taveras, Gerald Jerry Pat Thompson, Edmund Duffy and 8 others like this.

Larry Adler
Finally
November 12 at 9:50 am

Daniel Sheehan
Tell me about it. I felt this was my first and probably my last I was glad to have been there
November 12 at 9:59 am

Joyce Krebs
Wonderful thing that it has finally occured! So many MOS have served, and are currently serving our Country, therefore, it is only fitting that they march as a Unit in the Veteran's Day Parade!
November 12 at 11:20 am

Gerald Jerry Pat Thompson
IT WAS FANTASTIC !!!!!!!!!!!!! I was right up front riding with ROLLING THUNDER like every year. It was great biggest crowd I have ever seen for Veterns Day. This year was the first time that it was broadcast on TV. Big ups to Fox 5 NYC for its coverage.
November 12 at 12:03 pm

Image scanned from DOC's Medal Day 2011 booklet Page 32
NYCHS caption: DOCers with wreath.

Jacques Francois Smyth
Fantastic!!!
November 12 at 1:20 pm

Spencer Burnett
Very touching.
November 12 at 2:27 pm

Sheryl Thorpe
Excellent!!!!!
November 12 at 2:51 pm

Sheryl Thorpe
And PRICELESS!!!!!
November 12 at 2:51 pm

John J Murphy Jr.
The DOC family of Veterans should have had a place in this parade all along. This publicly acknowledges the sacrifices our MOS have made for our country. Many thanks! And thanks to our agency for letting our members march together as veterans.
November 12 at 4:56 pm

Thomas McCarthy
DOC's 1st Veterans Day parade participatipn deserves the support being voiced by those commenting here. To spotlight the parade particiipation, www.correctionhistory.org unveiled on the eve of the event a web page entitled "DOC's 1st Veterans Day Parade: Nov. 11, 2011. Warden Roth would have loved to have taken part in it." See access icon near top of home page.

Image scanned from DOC's Medal Day 2011 booklet Page 32
NYCHS caption: DOCers, including the Commissioner and Chief of Dept. carried small U.S. Flags.

Unless any of those commenting object, I should like to add excerpts from these FB page comments to the web site page itself. OK with you?
November 12 at 6:24 pm

Daniel Sheehan
That's fine with me
November 12 at 7:31 pm

Gerald Jerry Pat Thompson
10-4, Tom
November 12 at 8:06 pm

Joe Korber
I heard there was a pipe band in the mix as well?
November 13 at 7:56 am

Daniel Sheehan
Joe, the pipe band was up front as usual. They even dusted off the tank and gave it a nice new paint job.
November 13 at 8:07 am

Joe Korber
That's actually the third time the band has been ask to do it. We did once years ago when Donald Trump was footing the bill for the whole parade and then they asked us again when the parade went from uptown to downtown .... I'm glad we're doing it again and I hope it becomes a regular thing. It's appropriate.
November 13 at 8:11 am

The banner headline and images below appeared at the top of Page 32 of the NYC DOC Medal Day 2011 booklet Page 32.



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To Milton Roth: Psychologist & Warden posted on site in 2004.

To DOC's 1st Vets Day Parade: Nov. 11, 2011. Warden Roth would have loved to have taken part in it.

To Departmental web site's 'DOC OnLine' report on the parade -- images, text and link to video.

To 31 NYCHS image pages of NYC DOC Medal Day 2011, including images scanned from the NYC DOC Medal Day 2011 booklet, the source of most images on this web page.

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