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  • Monday, August 26, 2019

    Commander, Color Guard Lead NY Contingent in National Parade

    Commander Mike McDermott leads NY contingent in parade

    Commander Mike McDermott leads the New York contingent in Sunday’s American Legion Parade in downtown Indianpolis. Photos by Doug Malin.

    Department of New York Commander Michael McDermott and the Department Color Guard led the New York contingent in the National American Legion Parade through downtown Indianapolis Sunday, Aug. 25. The Vietnam veteran commander rode a scooter as he saluted his way past the reviewing stand.

    The New York contingent included the Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion and Legion Riders.

    More than 90 units took part in the parade, including bands and delegations from the American Legion Family across the country.

    Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles served as grand marshal, while immediate Past National Commander Denise Rohan was honorary grand marshal.

    Marching in parade

    Band of the Tonawandas marches in the American Legion Parade.

    The American Legion Band of the Tonawandas perform as they march with the Department of New York during the 2019 American Legion Convention Parade in downtown Indianapolis on Sunday, August 25. Photo by Ben Mikesell/The American Legion.