Brian Kelly

ST. LOUIS (KMOX)-Thousands of people have lined Market Street for the nation’s first parade to honor those who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Those along the parade route, many waving American flags of all sizes, cheer and yell ,”Thank you” as veterans and their family members march by.  One of the first groups to march were family members, carrying pictures of loved ones lost in the wars.

Some of those along the parade route told KMOX they felt it was important to come to the parade, to show the veterans that we appreciate what they have given to our country. Many brought children, so they could experience the event, and understand the sacrifice made by the soldiers.

The parade went down Market Street from Kiener Plaza to Union Station, where a Veterans Village is giving veterans an opportunity to meet with over 50 service organizations.

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  1. Ed Golterman says:

    One of the better uses of our civic center and good to see Union Station filled.

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