Veterans March For Occupy Wall Street — And It’s Like Nothing You’ve Ever Seen Before

Veterans March For Occupy Wall Street — And It’s Like Nothing You’ve Ever Seen Before

 Business Insider   November 3, 2011   

The march started at the Vietnam Memorial on Water Street.

The march started at the Vietnam Memorial on Water Street.
Image: Robert Johnson – Business Insider
 The march started at the Vietnam Memorial on Water Street. Police were there every step of the way. The press could not blend in during this march. The vets stayed in strict formation, moving in time through the streets without saying a word. All types of vets were marching — this former soldier was pushing his daughter in a stroller. This former marine was said to be 80 years old. In front of the stock exchange several mounted police blocked the route. We heard one of the policeman say:  The veterans stopped, faced the press and gave a speech.  This police captain was telling the vet calling cadence and commanding the formation to hurry up and order a left face to march out of the way of the horses. The formation stopped a couple of times on the way to Zuccotti Park. Here they are holding a moment of silence for Scott Olsen. People watching whispered to each other,  Selena Coppa with Iraq Veterans Against the War ran ahead of the march to brief police on their plans. When we got to the park, Occupy protesters burst into applause. But the veterans didn't even flinch. We stopped at the top of the stairs leading into the park so the veterans could speak to the crowd. Many more members of the press were in attendance compared to previous events. One Iraq war vet started his speech saying,  The veterans' involvement is one of the many things that's changed about Occupy Wall Street

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