VETERAN’S DAY PARADE

Our city has the second largest collection of war memorials of any city in the United States. With a city this patriotic, outsiders better believe Indianapolis knows how to honor its veterans. The 2015 Veterans Day Parade had much better weather than last year’s parade. Thanks to Mother Nature’s cooperation, two A-10 Warthogs  from Indiana’s Air National Guard flew overhead right at the beginning of the third stanza of the Battle Hymn of the Republic, which was played by the Indiana National Guard’s 38th Infantry Division. Nothing compares to seeing two veterans embrace and call each other brother. And the best part of the event for me was getting the chance to talk to someone who served with Colin Powell in the Americal Division. It takes so little to thank our veterans for their service, yet I saw such a small crowd compared to the numbers I’ve seen in past years. Next year, make sure you go see a parade and meet some heroes.

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