The eighth annual Black Veterans for Social Justice Parade took place Monday in Bed-Stuy.
The event kicked off with a moment of silence in honor of those who sacrificed their lives for freedom.
Before the parade, the group highlighted the need for more essential services and resources for Black veterans, who they say have historically been marginalized.
Afterward, state and local elected officials joined veterans and their families as they marched down Marcy Avenue to their headquarters on Willoughby Street.
The group also reminded everyone that veterans, especially Black veterans, need support every day of the year.