NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of thousands of people lined Fifth Avenue in New York City Friday to thank the men and women who served our country. Wounded Warrior Project ® (WWP) brought hundreds of warriors and their families to take part in America's Parade as a way to honor them.
Gatherings like this Veterans Day parade provide an opportunity for wounded veterans to make new connections and enhance their support structure. In a WWP survey of the injured warriors it serves, more than half of survey respondents (51.7 percent) talked with fellow Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, or Operation New Dawn veterans to address their mental health issues. Children of veterans shared their take on the day during the parade. " Veterans Day to me is the day when I thank all men and women who served our great country," said one daughter of an Army veteran. " Veterans Day is a day we just celebrate our parents and people who have fought for us," the son of another veteran shared.