Arlington salutes vets with downtown parade
A marching band, Boy Scouts, a local ROTC cadre, Brownies and Girl Scouts, and dozens of flags flying proudly greeted the hundreds of citizens who came to downtown Arlington to honor those who served our country on Veterans Day, November 11.
The traditional Veterans Day parade traveled down Olympic Avenue to the cheers of onlookers and ended at the city's Legion Park. As the group assembled, the Arlington High School marching band played the national anthem.
World War II veterans held the seat of honor in a flatbed truck that rolled proudly down the street. The vets smiled and waved to the crowd, appreciative of the recognition.
Fortunately, the cloudy skies didn't produce rain until later in the day. The 11 a.m. parade route was dry, if not necessarily warm.