Region 8 Celebrates, Honors War Veterans


The sounds of marching bands from across Region 8 filled the air in downtown Jonesboro Saturday, as thousands came out to pay their respects at the Veterans Day Parade.

It's a continued celebration of the men and women who serve this great country, so that we can enjoy the freedoms of democracy.

"This is just a way that we have of expressing our appreciation of what they did," said Veterans of Foreign Wars member, Don Foster. "Especially the guys with the 875th, who went over to the young war."

For members of the 875th Engineer Batallion, who were deemed "Grand Marshalls" of the parade, it was a homecoming celebration of sorts.

"The community's done a great job supporting us throughout the year and it's just really great to be home," said Captain Timothy Norman, who acted as the event's keynote speaker.

Norman says the reception he received when he arrived home a little more than one month ago was nothing short of unbelievable.

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