Mid-South Parades Honor Local Veterans And Their Service To Our Country

(localmemphis.com) - Folks took time Friday to honor our veterans here in the bluff city. Both the city of Memphis and Hernando held parades to celebrate American heroes from all wars.

Hernando held one its largest Veterans Day parades in years. It was held at 10:00 a.m. Friday near the town square.

The parade featured some of the very last living World War II heroes, including a 95-year-old veteran who recently parachuted out of an airplane. Bands from several Desoto County high schools marched and played as those who served and fought for our freedom were honored and remembered.

Memphis’ parade started at Second and Exchange, and ended on Second and Monroe. Memphis VA Clinic Director David Dunning, led the parade.

An Army veteran at the parade told Local 24 why it is important to have events like this for our veterans.

"It's important because it's just to show that those that served gave, you know, sacrificed a lot for this country,” says Robert Johnson. "Proudly serve and give back to this country. It's the greatest feeling and the greatest thing to ever do."

Several veterans, active military members, and ROTC organizations proudly participated in the parades.


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