Members of high school JROTC groups marched in unison, proudly wearing their uniforms, and honoring others who at one time wore uniforms representing the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.
The inaugural Veteran's Day Parade in the City of Jackson on Saturday included veterans themselves waving to the crowds, as well as marching bands, debutantes, and groups that support the men and women who have served the country in the past.
"I was E4, I served in Vietnam 1979," says Tommy Myers, who came to the parade with his family. He says the parade is a great idea.
"Makes us feel great. We were over there fighting. It's just an honor," he says.
His daughter Rhaylyn came dressed in fatigues, to match her father.
"I'm wearing an Army outfit, same as my dad," she says.
A group of men on motorcycles represented The Buffalo Soldiers, a group established in 1866 as the first peacetime African-American Regiment in the U.S. Army.
"We educate the public about 9th, 10th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers," says Bennie Edmond, who served in Vietnam.
The parade means so much to those who have served.
"I went to Europe, served over there for three years," says WWII veteran Noah Mills. "It's great. It's just an honor. I was just saying a while ago, I love the veteran's parade."
We also talked to WWII veteran Harry Sasser of Carthage.
"I served in the North Pacific, Aleutian Islands. I was a med 2 in 1943," he says. "It certainly was encouraging to see people come out to greet us, people are real nice. We appreciate it very much."
The Veteran's Day parade was put on by the City of Jackson and the Veterans Administration.
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