ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Since 1952 there has been a parade in Albany honoring the millions of servicemen and women all around the country, and Friday was no different.
The annual Veterans Day parade started around 11 a.m. Friday at Partridge Street and Central, and made its way down to the state capitol.
The area around the state capital was littered with red, white, and blue, American flags, and the various hats of veterans who came out to show their support.
The crowd was sizable, but relatively quiet, as people spent time thinking about their loved ones who dedicated their lives to defending the freedom of our country somewhere in the world.
One woman’s husband served in the Korean War. Another gentleman is a veteran of the Air Force.
Both civilians and veterans seemed to agree that Veterans Day is a time to reflect and say thank you.
The parade was over by Noon, but for many the day of commemoration and appreciation was not over. Events and memorials continue around the Capital Region for the rest of the day.
For more information on Veterans Day events across the Capital Region visit: http://news10.com/2016/11/11/veterans-day-parades-celebrations-and-ceremonies-across-the-capital-region/