VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) — Rain didn’t stop people from lining the streets in Vancouver Saturday for the annual Veterans Day Parade.
In its 33rd year, there were more than 100 entries into the parade with almost 2,400 people who marched. All were there to support veterans for what they have done to serve the country, and their own community.
“People that have veterans in the community, they add value in the community,” said Larry Smith of the Community Military Appreciation Committee. “They’re coaches, they’re firefighters, they’re police officers. They bring a set of values they learned serving their community, and they instill that back in the community and it makes the community stronger and safer.”
There was also an open house after the parade with the Community Military Appreciation Committee.