Veterans honored at downtown Denver parade

O'Fallon will honor its veterans this weekend

"My husband is a veteran, he served in the military and the army and he's the one that brought me out to the parade today", Attendee, Vera Lake said.

Record-low temperatures were sure to make it tough for the scores of people expected at Madison Square Park, where the city's Veterans Day ceremony and parade were set to kick off Saturday afternoon.

The annual parade kicks off at 11 a.m. near Fifth Avenue with remarks from Mayor Bill de Blasio, who hosted a special Veterans Day breakfast at Gracie Mansion earlier in the day.

"This day and this parade is just a great American tradition, and is important because it gives us the chance to remember, honor and respect all of our service members, and veterans, living and dead", said Kenyon.

"Well i'm very honored to have different individuals come by and thanking us for our service in which we were honored to provide for preserving the democracy of our nation", said veteran Jake Feaster. "Those who have worn the uniform to protect our freedoms and way of life have showed incredible bravery and sacrifice both at home and overseas, and the debt of gratitude that we owe them is one that can never truly be repaid".

Thousands of people lined streets all across the Mid-State to honor the men and women who have served our country. "Always remember the importance".

The parade was put together by the Colorado Veterans Project.

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