- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 11, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - Former New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says serving in the Marines taught him everything he knows about leadership.

Kelly was the grand marshal of Tuesday’s Veterans Day Parade up Fifth Avenue.

Organizers say there are more than 20,000 participants, including veterans going back to World War II.

Sixty-five-year-old Jimmy Scannapieco (skahn-uh-PEEK’-oh) of Staten Island joined a parade unit of veterans who had all earned a Purple Heart in battle.

The retired construction worker said he has “no bad feelings about Vietnam” although he was wounded by shrapnel there in 1970.

The parade also featured a float carrying rapper Ice-T plus six military dogs and their handlers.

The float was funded by philanthropist Lois Pope. She works with organizations that reunite military dogs and their soldiers.

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