Veterans Day Parade attracts spectators, despite cold - KOTA Territory News

Veterans Day Parade attracts spectators, despite cold

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The remembrance of veterans kicked of in Rapid City Monday morning, at the 11th hour.

Despite the bitter cold, supporters lined the streets for this year's Veterans Day Parade downtown.

Spectators cheered veterans past and present on as they marched down Main Street.

Rapid City Mayor Sam Kookier helped lead the way along with the fire and police departments, throwing candy to onlookers.

The parade started and Main Street and 5th, then turned south on 7th Street, and ended at St. Joseph Street and 5th Street.

At 12:30 p.m. lunch was served at the VFW post to all veterans and police.

What started as armistice day almost a century ago is now Veterans  Day, celebrated on the 11th  day of the 11th month every year.  

 

 

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