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Joplin Hosts 26th Annual Veterans Day Parade

Hundreds celebrate the brave men and women of the military with cheers and a wave of the American flag.

JOPLIN --- Joplin held it's 26th Annual Veteran's Day parade this morning on Main Street. Crowds lined the street to honor and give thanks to our nation's veterans. Organizations ranging from military groups to churches participated in what's become a tradition. Military veterans say it's important to show appreciation for those fighting for our country's freedom.

"To the veterans who have served and all the ones that are over there right now. It means a lot to see people turn out like this," says Scott Christy, Military Veteran.

After the parade, local veterans were recognized for their service at a special ceremony held inside Memorial Hall.

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