DENVER (CBS4) – Hundreds of people lined the parade route downtown Denver on Saturday for the annual Memorial Day parade.

“It’s a day to rest with family and loved ones in celebration of the many soldiers and the many folks who give their lives every day for us,” spectator Tash Mesia Mitchell said.

“We honor and respect those who have died for our country,” participant Susan Miller said.

Miller led the celebration as this year’s grand marshal. It was an honor for her as she and others remember lives lost fighting for our country.

“My father was a World War II veteran and he has since passed away and this is in honor of him also,” Miller said.

“I’m standing here for my dad and for the service that he dedicated and committed to for this country,” Mitchell said.

PHOTO GALLERY: Memorial Day Parade

As they watched, people both young and old remembered their loved ones that served. They waved American flags and showed their pride for the country. Theresa Townsend brought her three grandsons so they could understand what it really means to be an American.

“I think it’s important for them that they learn about our military and how they put their lives on the line for us,” Townsend said.


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