Heroes among us – Birmingham’s National Veterans Day Parade 2016 (slideshow)

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Checkout the following slideshow of Birmingham’s National Veterans Day Parade 2016 edition.

Inspirational.

Many thanks to Shawna Ragland of Remlap, who shared her photos with Bham Now for the slideshow. Along with the photos for Bham Now, visit Shawna’s  “photo album” of the parade posted on the Facebook site You know you grew up in Birmingham. This year’s event featured the Budweiser Clydesdales, local high school bands, Junior ROTCs, boy scouts and girl scouts and most importantly the heroes among us, our veterans.

Also, read the story of Raymond Weeks and Birmingham’s unique role that made Veterans Day, truly a national holiday.  Here is a link to the story (thank you Bhamwiki).

You can also watch a video of the entire 2016 parade:


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