Grove Memorial, Parade Honor Sacrifice Made By Military Veterans

  • Grove Memorial, Parade Honor Sacrifice Made By Military Veterans

Grove Memorial, Parade Honor Sacrifice Made By Military Veterans

Soldiers from the Fort Carson Mounted Color Guard led the parade as they held flags steadfast in the blustering wind pervading the city. It was one of the largest, and bloodiest, campaigns of the war.

There is no individual grand marshal for this year's parade.

Among the first groups in the parade's lineup was the 4th Infantry Division Band, directly followed by a formation of almost 100 Soldiers from the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Inf. Div.

Remembering the service and sacrifice of those who died in their efforts to keep America safe is the reason why the veterans hold their annual parade and memorial ahead of Veteran's Day. Div. Soldier. "It does make a difference seeing that type of support, especially from active-duty service members". Music begins at noon, with the parade scheduled for 1 p.m. and a prayer and follow-up program in the park gazebo after the parade ends.

It's just a day of recognition for what the veterans have done for the country, giving us our First and Second Amendment Rights.

The ceremony includes remarks from Huey Smith, a World War II veteran.

San Jose's Veterans Day Parade will take place on Saturday, starting from the Highway 87 overpass at Santa Clara Street and go along Market Street to San Carlos Street. The parade begins at 2 p.m.

"This is a good year", he said.