Community celebrates veterans at annual parade

Community celebrates veterans at annual parade
(Source: KAUZ)
(Source: KAUZ)
(Source: KAUZ)
(Source: KAUZ)

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Hundreds of people from across Texoma made their way to downtown Wichita Falls Saturday morning for the city's annual Veteran's Day Parade.

One of those people was Korean War veteran, Frank Schneider. The New Jersey native has been attending veteran's day parades for his entire life.

"Even as a child, when it was called Armistice Day, I'm old enough to remember when some of the WWI vets were in the parade," Schneider said.

Saturday he gave a salute to WWII veterans.

"I think it gives people a (reminder) of the sacrifices that a lot of guys did make," Schneider said.

Michael Hood, U.S. Air Force veteran and Parade Chairman said he is grateful to be involved in honoring his fellow comrades.

"For me and the rest of the council, this is something we are able to do and say thank you," Hood said.

Children to adults were hugging and thanking veterans in the parade and on the sidewalks. All took part in a tradition that's deep-rooted in the hearts of many Texomans.

"I think it's a good thing that we continue this. It's a part of our culture and it's a part of our history and that's important,"Schneider said.

Samantha Forester, Newschannel 6

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