Paragould honors veterans with inaugural parade

Paragould honors veterans with inaugural parade

GREENE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Paragould hosted its first Veterans Day parade Wednesday morning.

Several members of the community came together to put on the parade.

Residents lined the streets as they watched emergency services ride down the street escorting veterans from several wars.

David Bishop, a Vietnam War veteran who attended the parade, said it was heartwarming.

"Every community should get together with their veterans," Bishop said. "It brings back the happiness they didn't have when they came back from over there. People called us child killers when we came back. I appreciate those that made it and those that didn't make it."

The parade concluded with a special program at the Red Goose Deli which included a ceremony for veterans as well as speeches from community leaders and performances by Paragould students.

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