World War II Veteran's Day Parade Downtown This Weekend

World War II Veteran's Day Parade Downtown This Weekend

Wichita Falls, TX- Hundreds of Texomans will gather in downtown Wichita Falls Saturday for the World War II Veteran's Day Parade.

The official holiday is Wednesday, but officials will be honoring those who served this weekend.

Event organizers tell Newschannel 6 they are expecting about 60 veterans to participate. The last time they held the event in 2009, more than 100 veterans participated.

Joel Jimenez, co-chair of the event said this parade is so special to veterans and they take tremendous pride in participating.

In addition to the veterans, event organizers welcome family members of those who served but are no longer with us.

New this year, organizers will be distributing signs that loved ones can hold of family members that have passed away. The signs will either read: "I March In Memory Of" or "I March In Honor Of."

Jiminez said this year's celebration is bittersweet, "As time diminishes us all, most of these veterans average age is about, 89-90-years-old." Like I said this could be one of their last ones."

If you plan to march in Saturday's parade, event organizers ask that you meet up at 10th and Scott Street at 10 a.m.

For those who plan to go downtown to watch it, the parade will start at 11 a.m.

Once the parade concludes all veterans are invited to attend a dinner at The Museum of North Texas History on Indiana Street.

Jimmie Johnson, Newschannel 6