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Annual Veterans Day parade rolls through downtown Mobile

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MOBILE, AL (WALA) -

The annual Veterans Day parade rolled through the streets of downtown Mobile Friday, November 11th. The event honored all military personnel who served in our country.

"The flag symbolizes the country we live in," one parade goer said.

People from several generations came out to say 'thank you' to the men and women in uniform who served our country past and present.

"I just want to support all of the veterans and what all they've done and the sacrifices they made," Gwen Lister said.

"I'm just proud to serve our country," William Salida said.

Salida was active in the Reserves from 1960 to 1963. He says he shows his pride every year at the Mobile Bay parade in one special way.

"We try to give every kid we see and adults that one of these little flags."

Salida says serving then was an honor, but says those serving now have an even bigger responsibility to protect and serve.

"You know, their lives were at risk every day and I'm glad that this country is recognizing the veterans," Salida said.

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