COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Memorial Day parade in Commerce City is the largest in the state and this year was its 47th parade.
Also this year, a family that has proved to be dedicated to military service and America was honored by serving as grand marshals. The Lewis family has four generations of veterans. The oldest served in World War II and the youngest Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The family kicked off the parade, which included about 130 entries this year. The route was about 4 miles long. It tapered off at the Veterans Memorial Park where veterans of all wars were honored before the parade began.
PHOTO GALLERY: Commerce City Memorial Day Parade
Even those too young to serve had an understanding of what Memorial Day is all about.
“It means where people … they celebrate the people who died in the army. It feels fun but kind of sad because of all the people who died in the parade,” a young boy said.
The mayor of Commerce City says it was one of the largest crowds he’s seen.
Onlookers didn’t have to deal with any wind or rain this year.
Photo Gallery: Memorial Day Weekend At Fort Logan National Cemetery