Thursday, Dec 5, 2013
Veterans on Parade in Marion
MARION -- Veterans of all ages gathered in Marion for the Annual Vets on Parade. Dozens of local organizations marched down Main Street in Marion Saturday morning, recognizing the veterans who served the United States and the members who are currently serving. Veterans, themselves, also took part in the parade. Many say it's an honor that the city hosts this event every year.
"It's just a great camaraderie to be with these other veterans. A lot of these guys never got a homecoming and it's really great that the community in the area comes out to support them," says Air Force Reserve Veteran John O'Keefe.
Family of veterans were also asked to participate in the parade. Some walked in memory of loved ones who were killed in the line of duty.
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