PHOTOS: Veterans Day Parade In Detroit

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The 9th Annual Veterans Day Parade in Detroit, which was held on Saturday, November 8 drew more than 3,100 participants.

This year the parade was a special commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The parade went from the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 9 down Woodward to Comerica Park, where a special ceremony was held immediately following in front of the ballpark.

At the ceremony, General Gwen Bingham delivered the keynote address and Brigadier General Michael A. Stone served as the commemoration emcee. Fourteen Silent Heroes were honored during the ceremony.

Scroll down to see pictures of Detroit’s veterans and military community in the parade on Saturday. Have a happy Veterans Days and remember to take some time out to thank a vet. Thank you for your service and happy Veterans Day!

P.S. – A special thanks to the Metro Detroit Veterans Coalition (be sure to fan them on Facebook!) for giving us permission to share the photos as well as photographers Jennie Miller and Sgt. Bill Mattocks, USMC.

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Military vehicles going down Woodward. Photo: Sgt. Bill Mattocks, USMC

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Veterans on motorcycles gather for the parade. Photo: Sgt. Bill Mattocks, USMC

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A veteran outside of Comerica Park. Photo: Sgt. Bill Mattocks, USMC

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 Marching down Woodward. Photo: Sgt. Bill Mattocks, USMC

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 Re-enactors of soldiers from the wars of history. Photo: Jennie Miller

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State Honor Guard. Photo: Jennie Miller

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A vet looking on the action. Photo: Jennie Miller

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Vet on a segway and motorcycles on Woodward. Photo: Jennie Miller

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The flag. Photo: Sgt. Bill Mattocks, USMC

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Remember to never forget. Photo: Sgt. Bill Mattocks, USMC

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