About 2,000 march in annual event honoring US military
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — More than 2,000 veterans, members of the New York Air and Army National Guard and relatives of active duty military personnel have participated in an annual 4-mile march held in an upstate city to honor the U.S. armed forces.
The Christmas Eve march was held Monday morning in Glens Falls.
The annual event held on the morning of Dec. 24 was first organized in 2004 by retired Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Arthur Coon, who wanted to show support for military members who are away from their families during the holidays.
Coon says an estimated 2,200 people walked the 4-mile route that began and ended at the Cool Insuring Arena in downtown Glens Falls.