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Columbia celebrates Veterans Day with largest parade in the Southeast

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Phillip Perry is a veteran who enjoys the parade each year. Phillip Perry is a veteran who enjoys the parade each year.
Thousands of people lined the streets on Tuesday to celebrate Veterans Day. Thousands of people lined the streets on Tuesday to celebrate Veterans Day.

 By: Vince Dacus

    The sounds of drums, trumpets and motorcycles filled the air during Columbia's Veteran's Day parade on Tuesday afternoon.

    The parade gave the people of Columbia a chance to show appreciation for the ones who served.

    Claude Lott is a veteran who drove his World War II era jeep in the parade. He says it gives him a chance to feel special again.

    "It really makes you feel back home again. Especially with all the uniforms and everything else," Lott said.

    Thousands of people lined the streets to see the floats, veterans and marching bands. The parade began at Sumter street and ended at the South Carolina Statehouse.

    Phillip Perry is a veteran who has been coming out to the parade for years.

    "My favorite part of the parade is seeing the younger kids and their participation and support of our defense," Perry said.

    The parade is a reminder of the sacrifice given by the men and women who have served this country.

 

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