Parade held in honor of local veterans
People throughout the city celebrated by honoring those who have served our country.
People crowded the downtown streets to get a glimpse of the American Legion Post 59 Veterans Day parade this morning.
School children anxiously waited for the parade to begin waving their American flags.
At the front of the line, bikers revving their engines, ready to lead the way from St. Peter's Plaza to San Agustin Plaza:
"This is the time of year we honor our veterans that participated in foreign conflict."
Veterans of all branches showed up in uniform or dressed in American colors:
“It’s a very good parade being offered here in Laredo and we all look forward to participate."
Organizers of the event say it's so important people take the time to thank our veterans for their service:
"They’re the ones that really put their life on the line and the ones who are fortunate to make it back so we celebrate their life today, their accomplishments and what they've done."
The celebration included soldiers in Hummers saluting the crowd, and the high school marching band was a crowd favorite as it set the tune for the day's festivities:
"The parade means a lot of patriotism for all veterans of all branches."
The Veterans Day parade is held annually.