NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – On this Veterans Day, a special parade attraction had one bride waiting for her Marine so they could say their “I do’s” on the Purple Heart Recipient float.
Sgt. Joseph Cedeno Pereira spent 12 years in the Marines and was stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
“This is for all the ones that are here and all the ones that didn’t make it,” said groom Cedeno.
Our very own 24th Precinct's Auxiliary Police Officer Ramirez-Espinal and Sgt Cedeno USMC (Ret) were married today at the Veteran's Day Parade #thepurpleheartwedding #josephandhelen
Please join us in congratulating the beautiful couple and wishing them a wonderful life together. pic.twitter.com/QocIQzc1cP
— NYPD 24th Precinct (@NYPD24Pct) November 11, 2019
“I’m extremely, extremely nervous,” said bride Helen Ramirez Espinal. “But I’m just happy that we’re finally together.”
Cedeno served two tours in Iraq.