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Schumer requests NYC parade for returning troops

Sunday, April 13, 2014
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— Sen. Charles Schumer is proposing a New York City homecoming parade for troops returned from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.

Along with veterans' groups, Schumer says it's time to honor "America's post 9/11 troops," continuing the modern tradition of welcome home parades down Broadway in lower Manhattan's "Canyon of Heroes."

The U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan is expected to end this year. The Iraq war officially ended in 2011.

They followed the 9/11 terror attacks.

The New York Democrat has asked the Defense Department to work with city officials to start planning. In 2012, the Pentagon said it was still too early.

Schumer and vets from the United War Veterans Council of New York and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America plan to detail the proposal Sunday.

 
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