On July 4th, 50 WWII veterans led the Carmel parade as the grand marshals.
These veterans in their 90s were excited about the parade but had no idea what to expect. They were in awe of the number of people along the parade route. The continuous applause and “thank yous” shouted by the crowd touched their hearts. Many said after the parade this was one of the greatest moments in their lives and several of them wiped tears from their eyes as they rode down the parade route.
Thank you to all who attended the parade who made this a memorable moment for the veterans of the “greatest generation.”
Organizers of the Grand Marshal parade unit