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 Veterans Day Parade Poster: 11/11/2013

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 below is a link to excerpts from those comments by members of the New York Correction History Facebook group. Also listed are links to related pages.

The address of the New York Correction History Facebook group is:

NewYorkCorrectionHistory@
groups.facebook.com

Beginning 1030 Hours, Monday, Nov. 11, current and former members of the NYC Department of Correction, uniformed and civilian, will assemble on 26th Street between Fifth Avenue and Broadway, to march in the 2013 Veterans Day Parade. They will enter 26th Street via Broadway.

This web site appreciates DOC's Military Advocate Team making available its somewhat larger PDF version of the poster from which the above 10x6.3-inch JPG image was made.
In the words of Captain Gamien Batchelor, DOC's military advocate, responding an inquiry from this web site, participation in the parade with the Correction contingent "is open to all DOC -- active, retired, spouses and family members.

"We encourage all to support our Military, Active and Veterans.

"Please join the New York City Department of Correction on Monday, November 11, 2013 for the Veterans Day Parade."

DOC's Materials Management Director, Martin Edelman, a former 1st Lt. in the Army Reserves, echoed Captain Batchelor's sentiments: "I encourage all to march with the DOC in this glorious parade. We will be one of about 210 groups marching that will total about 26,000 people. Over 500,000 will be lining 5th Avenue and millions will see it on Channel 5 in many large cities and at all Armed Forces units around the world."

Image scanned from DOC's Medal Day 2011 booklet Page 32
NYCHS caption: DOCers, including Commissioner Dora B. Schriro and then Chief of Dept. Michael Hourihane, carried small U.S. Flags, at the 2011 Veterans Day Parade, the first DOC participation in the event's 90+ years. This 2011 parade photo and the ones at the top of this page were taken by DOC's indefatigable photographer Nishaun McCall.
On the morning of Oct. 18th, 2011, NYC Correction Commissioner Dora B. Schriro announced that the Department would participate in the city's Veterans Day Parade for the first time since the national holiday was initiated more than 90 years ago. What her teletype-styled (all caps) message transmitted throughout all the agency's facilities read in part is as apropos for the upcoming 2013 parade as it was for the 2011 march:

"[THIS PARADE] IS AN EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY TO HONOR OF OUR NATIONíS MILITARY PERSONNEL, THE MORE THAN 800 DEPARTMENT MEMBERS WHO SERVE OR HAVE SERVED IN EVERY BRANCH OF THE ARMED FORCES, AND OUR STAFF WITH FAMILY MEMBERS THAT HAVE OR ARE CURRENTLY SERVING."

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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 the non-poster images on this web page.

To Menu for Rikers and Hart Islands' Civil War history presentations.

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