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Veterans Day in Tallahassee

Hundreds gathered on Monroe Street to cheer on the men and women who have fought for and continue to fight for our freedom.

It was a perfect day for a parade in Tallahassee. World War II to the current war in Iraq, no matter what war they served in or what branch of the military, all veterans were honored at this year's parade.

Jack Farrel fought in World War II. He says the nation's patriotic spirit is very strong. To many veterans, this day also brings back painful memories of war and the men and women who lost their lives serving our county.

"Well, it means a lot, that the veterans are honored for what they did," says WWII veteran Gerald Pressley.

"It means a lot, it means that I am free and all of us are free and I helped to do it," adds veteran Woodrow Lewis.

"It means a lot, I am out here really trying to support them in anyway I can!" says veteran George Kornegay.

"It brings back a lot of pleasant memories and sad memories, but today to have my daughter and grandchild with me. It means a lot,” veteran Tom Johnson says.

Organizers say this year was the biggest parade yet, with more than 200 groups participating.


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