Astronaut Buzz Aldrin to be grand marshal in NYC Veteran’s Day Parade

 Space pioneer Buzz Aldrin will elevate NYC Veteran’s Day Parade as Air Force turns 70

 His mom’s maiden name was Moon.

That probably wouldn’t have mattered if Buzz Aldrin had become a landscaper or a used car salesman. But he became an astronaut, a history-making man of space, whose course may have been charted long before he was born.

And even now, 48 years after becoming the second person to set foot on the moon, Aldrin is blazing new trails.

The West Point graduate, MIT scholar, Air Force pilot, Korean War veteran, NASA hero, foundation founder and children’s book author will be the grand marshal for the 2017 New York City Veterans Day Parade on Saturday.

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