The Mardi Gras Grand Parade begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 18.
First parade in U.S. to honor Iraq and Afghan war veterans
A 12 hour reading of the names of those who lost their lives in service began at 9:11 Friday night.
Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans to be honored Saturday.
Craig Schneider says St. Louis will be the first city in the country to hold such a ceremony for returning soliders.
Grass-roots campaign raises $25K for parade.
The crowd was so large that people were parking more than two miles from the parade route.
Parade starts at 4:00 pm, KMOX Coverage at 3:00 pm
Last chance to party hardy before Lent begins Wednesday.