DENVER (CBS4) – Despite the drizzle dozens of people bundled up to watch the annual Veterans Day parade.

The event wound through the streets of downtown Denver Saturday morning. The parade honors those who’ve served their country in times of war and peace.

Parade goers say it’s a fitting tribute to some American heroes.

“Giving so much thanks to those who have served; everyone in my family has served,” parade goer Alison Walker said. “It’s just a moment to give thanks and I wish we could do it more often and every day, but at least there is a day to say ‘thank you.’ ”

PHOTO GALLERY: Veterans Day Parade

“Freedom, man; everybody going and fighting for our freedom that a lot of people take advantage of today,” parade goer Jonathan Schwanke said. “We should be more grateful to our military for all the things that we get in our country.”

President Woodrow Wilson declared the first Veterans Day in 1919. It will be celebrated on Sunday but will be observed as a federal holiday on Monday. Many city and state offices will be closed.


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