Medal of Honor Parade

By: KXII Staff
By: KXII Staff

GAINESVILLE, TX – Residents in Gainesville took time this morning to honor those who have so valiantly fought for this country in the only Medal of Honor parade in the entire country.

The parade kicked off the final day of the big celebration. Planes flew overhead as people filled the sidewalks, while veterans filled the streets, riding in everything from classic cars to military equipment.

Many veterans stopped by to watch Saturday’s parade and say veterans are often forgotten so it's nice to see big events like this.

"It's very nice that Gainesville at least is trying to remember the past,” said World War II veteran William Bradford. “These times we certainly need a remembrance and I'm a great believer in every generation burying their dead, however, you better learn from past experiences."

Eleven of the 105 surviving Medal of Honor recipients participated in this week’s events. The Medal of Honor is the highest honor a solider can receive.

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  • by Ray Location: Gainesville on Apr 6, 2008 at 08:08 AM
    Thanks for your coverage! We had a great weekend honoring the recipients and bringing their message to our community.
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