Prosser residents honor veterans at annual parade
Hundreds of residents in Prosser take a break from work and school to honor veterans in our area at the city's annual Veterans Day parade today.
About 50 veterans from Prosser, Grandview and the Tri-Cities showed up for the 8th annual parade.
Other supporters participated in the parade as well - including dozens of boy scouts, cub scouts and high school students.
Veterans say they're pleased to see so many children at the parade, because they say it's important for younger generations to understand what veterans have fought for.
"It's a wonderful feeling to see that these kids understand and hopefully learn more about as to what a veteran is" said Marvin Ward, Vietnam veteran.
"It is an honor to represent your country, and there's a lot of guys who paid for it that aren't here, and they need to respect them and appreciate them" said Don Aubrey, Vietnam veteran.
Those participating in the parade walked throughout the entire downtown area of Prosser as residents cheered them on.
Those who came out to show their appreciation for the veterans say events like today's parade bring the entire community together, and they say they're proud to show their support for those who have made serious sacrifices for our country.