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Texarkana annual parade area honors military veterans

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TEXARKANA -

It may have been a little chilly outside, but veterans were greeted by warm sentiments at this year's Texarkana Veteran's Day parade.

Parade-goers lined the streets of downtown Texarkana to honor the area's military veterans.
    
It started on East Broad Street and ended near the downtown post office.
    
The theme of this year's parade was "Gone, But Not Forgotten."
    
Actor and playwright Stephen Lang was the parade's grand marshal.

The annual event is meant to honor the courage and service of veterans of all wars.

"I love the veteran's day parade because it honors the veterans, said Nikecha Gray, Texarkana, Texas resident. "I get a little teary eyed watching it and thinking about all the lives that are lost fighting for our freedom."

The parade is organized by the Texarkana Area Veterans Council.

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