Hundreds return for 2nd annual veteran’s parade

WILMINGTON,NC (WWAY) — Families flooded the streets of downtown Wilmington on Saturday waving american flags and cheering on the marching veterans at the 2nd annual Veteran’s Day parade.

Over 1,000 people participated in this street show.

Event coordinator Marc Biddison says this was a lot bigger than last year. He says veterans need to be welcomed home and appreciated.

As a Vietnam veteran, Biddison says his return home, years ago, was ‘despicable’.

“The start of this parade was to get Vietnam veterans, specifically, into a parade and let them feel the love as it were and that happened,” said Biddison. “It happened first last year and then,again, this year.”

Biddison says Wilmington is a great military city with a lot of history.

He says being just miles away from Camp Lejeune and Fort Bragg draws a lot of military here.

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