Ice-T, Military Dogs Join NYC Veterans Day Parade

This year’s Veterans Day Parade up Fifth Avenue features a float with rapper Ice-T, plus six military dogs and their handlers.

All 13 have served in the U.S. armed forces.

On Tuesday morning, they’ll join more than 20,000 participants moving up the avenue from Madison Square Park to 52nd Street. It’s the first time dogs appear in the annual parade.

The float with Ice-T is funded by philanthropist Lois Pope, who works with several organizations that help reunite veteran dogs and the soldiers with whom they served.

Ice-T joined the Army in 1979, for four years. In recent years, he’s played a detective in the TV series “Law and Order.”

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This year’s grand marshal is New York’s former police commissioner, Raymond Kelly, who served in the Marines.