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Veterans Day Events Take Place in Downtown St. Louis



An oversized American flag shadows the Municiple Courts Building and the Gateway Arch before the start of the St. Louis Regional Veterans Day Observance in St. Louis on November 11, 2017. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

 

Downtown St. Louis – Many people braved the cold weather Saturday morning at the St. Louis Veterans Day Parade and 5-K. Hundreds filled the parade route to say thank you to local veterans, who bravely served this country

“It’s extremely important because they’ve given their lives for our country,” said Kelly Peach.

 

A Marine Corps veterans group marches during the St. Louis Regional Veterans Day Observance in St. Louis on November 11, 2017. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

 

The big celebration kicked off near Soldiers Memorial with the 5K run/walk to honor veterans as well as benefit St. Patrick Center, many of whose clients are veterans.  The morning featured a kid’s dash, music, games, hot chocolate, a photo booth, and fun for the entire family.

 

Veterans and members of their families, parade in downtown St. Louis during the St. Louis Regional Veterans Day Observance in St. Louis on November 11, 2017. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

 

“It’s a great honor to support the ones that have given their time and service to us,” said Ida Turner.

The run is held in conjunction with the city’s annual Veterans Day observance ceremony and parade, which stepped off at Noon. The event honors those who served and are still serving the nation’s military.   Veterans say it makes them feel proud.

 

A Gold Star mother holds a photo of her son that was killed in action, during the St. Louis Regional Veterans Day Observance in St. Louis on November 11, 2017. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

 

“I think it’s great that we are still appreciated even after we served. There are a lot of veterans that feel that no one cares after they get out but this shows that we do.” said Ronrico Dotson.

 

 

                                                              


 Eventos el Día de los Veteranos en el centro de St. Louis

 

An oversized American flag shadows the Municiple Courts Building and the Gateway Arch before the start of the St. Louis Regional Veterans Day Observance in St. Louis on November 11, 2017. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

 

Centro de St. Louis – Mucha gente se enfrentó al clima frío el sábado por la mañana en el Desfile del Día de los Veteranos de St. Louis y la carrera de los 5-K. Cientos llenaron la ruta del desfile para agradecer a los veteranos locales, quienes valientemente sirvieron a este país

“Es extremadamente importante porque han dado sus vidas por nuestro país”, dijo Kelly Peach.

 

A Marine Corps veterans group marches during the St. Louis Regional Veterans Day Observance in St. Louis on November 11, 2017. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

 

La gran celebración comenzó cerca de Soldiers Memorial con la carrera/caminata de 5K para honrar a los veteranos y beneficiar al St. Patrick Center, quienes muchos de sus clientes son veteranos. La mañana ofreció una carrera para niños, música, juegos, chocolate caliente, una cabina fotográfica y diversión para toda la familia.

 

Veterans and members of their families, parade in downtown St. Louis during the St. Louis Regional Veterans Day Observance in St. Louis on November 11, 2017. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

 

“Es un gran honor apoyar a aquellos que nos han brindado su tiempo y servicio”, dijo Ida Turner.

La carrera se realiza junto con la ceremonia y el desfile anual de del Día de los Veteranos, que se realizó al mediodía. El evento honra a aquellos que sirvieron y todavía sirven al ejército de la nación. Los veteranos dicen que los hace sentir orgullosos.

 

A Gold Star mother holds a photo of her son that was killed in action, during the St. Louis Regional Veterans Day Observance in St. Louis on November 11, 2017. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

 

“Creo que es genial que todavía se nos aprecie incluso después de haber servido”. Hay muchos veteranos que sienten que a nadie le importa cuando salen, pero esto demuestra que sí”, dijo Ronrico Dotson.

 

 

                                                              


 

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