by Nicole Washington
As we continue to live in a nation that has so many wonderful freedoms, we take one day out of the year to thank those who have fought so hard for our rights. On this day the city of Folsom puts on a special parade in honor of all military veterans, called the Wayne Spacey Veterans Day Parade. This was the 13th annual running of the parade, and the theme this year was “Remembering Our Korean War Veterans”. The parade route started in the Home Goods/Target parking lot off of East Bidwell, and ended at the Folsom Community Center on Natoma Street. There were around a hundred different organizations that participated in the mile and a half march. For example, the non-profit organization All About Equine, Inc., participated in the march for the first time this year with their partner, Horses4Heroes. Many citizens lined up along East Bidwell and Natoma to cheer on the marchers in the parade. It was wonderful knowing that so many people are willing to support local businesses and our military veterans. It was a enjoyable day full of fun, friendship, and honor. I look forward to next year’s parade and hope to see many more citizens out on the streets to celebrate and honor our military!
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