Local patriots host a luncheon to honor veterans in Etowah County. Gadsden-Etowah Patriots Association, The City of Gadsden, Etowah County Commission, and Greater Gadsden Area Tourism hosted the 43rd annual Patriot's Day Program to honor those who fought for our country.
During the program, 7 people were inducted into the Patriot's Hall of Honor. Patriots Day speaker Rick Vaughan says he was nervous about speaking to the veterans. After the luncheon, the crowd moved to the Veterans Day Parade on Broad Street.
The annual Gadsden Veterans Parade brings hundreds out to celebrate the men and women who fought for our Country. The City of Gadsden hosted the parade to honor the Veterans who served in the military.
Organizations and groups marched down Broad Street playing music, laughing, and giving thanks to those who sacrificed so much for our freedom. Children and parents lined the street and waved American flags to show their appreciation.