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2013 Veterans Day Parade

Colorado Springs honors its veterans in downtown Saturday, Nov. 9, 2103.

Veteran Bruce Morrell, 91, salutes the floats as they travel down Tejon Street Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. Morrell faught during World War II and the Vietnam War, taught at the U.S. Air Force and was chief engineer in the development of the F-15 engine in his 32 years of service in the Army and Air Force.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Veteran Bruce Morrell, 91, salutes the floats as they travel down Tejon Street Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. Morrell faught during World War II and the Vietnam War, taught at the U.S. Air Force and was chief engineer in the development of the F-15 engine in his 32 years of service in the Army and Air Force. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A young spectator waves flags Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A young spectator waves flags Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Veteran Bruce Morrell, 91, salutes the floats as they travel down Tejon Street Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. Morrell faught during World War II and the Vietnam War, taught at the U.S. Air Force and was chief engineer in the development of the F-15 engine in his 32 years of service in the Army and Air Force.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Veteran Bruce Morrell, 91, salutes the floats as they travel down Tejon Street Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. Morrell faught during World War II and the Vietnam War, taught at the U.S. Air Force and was chief engineer in the development of the F-15 engine in his 32 years of service in the Army and Air Force. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Wally Reeder of the Exchange Club of Colorado Springs and Fountain hands out flags Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, before the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. Reeder has been handing out flags at the parade for 25 years.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Wally Reeder of the Exchange Club of Colorado Springs and Fountain hands out flags Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, before the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. Reeder has been handing out flags at the parade for 25 years. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Veteran Bruce Morrell, 91, salutes the floats as they travel down Tejon Street Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. Morrell faught during World War II and the Vietnam War, taught at the U.S. Air Force and was chief engineer in the development of the F-15 engine in his 32 years of service in the Army and Air Force.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Veteran Bruce Morrell, 91, salutes the floats as they travel down Tejon Street Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. Morrell faught during World War II and the Vietnam War, taught at the U.S. Air Force and was chief engineer in the development of the F-15 engine in his 32 years of service in the Army and Air Force. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A woman, who would only be identified as a military widow, hands flowers to World War II veterans Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A woman, who would only be identified as a military widow, hands flowers to World War II veterans Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Veteran Bruce Morrell, 91, salutes the floats as they travel down Tejon Street Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. Morrell faught during World War II and the Vietnam War, taught at the U.S. Air Force and was chief engineer in the development of the F-15 engine in his 32 years of service in the Army and Air Force.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Veteran Bruce Morrell, 91, salutes the floats as they travel down Tejon Street Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. Morrell faught during World War II and the Vietnam War, taught at the U.S. Air Force and was chief engineer in the development of the F-15 engine in his 32 years of service in the Army and Air Force. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A woman, who wanted to be identified only as a military widow, hands flowers to veterans in the parace Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A woman, who wanted to be identified only as a military widow, hands flowers to veterans in the parace Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Grand Marshal retired U.S. Army Spc. Jacque Hobbs waves to the crowd Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Grand Marshal retired U.S. Army Spc. Jacque Hobbs waves to the crowd Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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People wave from the Battle of the Bulge Veterans vehicles Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
People wave from the Battle of the Bulge Veterans vehicles Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Jim Mundt, who served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1981, waves to the crowd while marching with the Military Officers Association of America -Pikes Peak Chapter Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Jim Mundt, who served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1981, waves to the crowd while marching with the Military Officers Association of America -Pikes Peak Chapter Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Spectators greet a veteran in the parade Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Spectators greet a veteran in the parade Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Reagan Doleman, 10, waves to the crowd from the Pikes Peak Therapedtic Riding Club float Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Reagan Doleman, 10, waves to the crowd from the Pikes Peak Therapedtic Riding Club float Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Boy Scout Joshua Finley leads Troop 2 down Tejon Street Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Boy Scout Joshua Finley leads Troop 2 down Tejon Street Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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People wave to the crowd from the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 26 float Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
People wave to the crowd from the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 26 float Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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People wave from the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 26 float Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
People wave from the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 26 float Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A float makes its way down Tejon Street Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A float makes its way down Tejon Street Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Soldiers from Fort Carson march down Tejon Street Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Soldiers from Fort Carson march down Tejon Street Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Al Brody waves with other riders in the Veterans Powered Vehicles Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Al Brody waves with other riders in the Veterans Powered Vehicles Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The Sand Creek High School band performs Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The Sand Creek High School band performs Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Soldiers from Fort Carson march down Tejon Street Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Soldiers from Fort Carson march down Tejon Street Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Casey Weeks walks with his daughters Kaiya, 5, and Eden, 3, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, before the start of the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Casey Weeks walks with his daughters Kaiya, 5, and Eden, 3, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, before the start of the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Air Force Academy cadets wave to the crowd Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans DAy Parade in downtown Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Air Force Academy cadets wave to the crowd Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans DAy Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Members of The Association of Living History march down Tejon Street Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Members of The Association of Living History march down Tejon Street Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A World War II veteran waves to the crowd Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans DAy Parade in downtown Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A World War II veteran waves to the crowd Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans DAy Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The Air Force Academy Marching Band performs Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The Air Force Academy Marching Band performs Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Peterson Air Force Base's 21st Space Wing marches Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans DAy Parade in downtown Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Peterson Air Force Base's 21st Space Wing marches Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans DAy Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Members of The Association of Living History march down Tejon Street Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Members of The Association of Living History march down Tejon Street Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge entry makes its way down Tejon Street Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge entry makes its way down Tejon Street Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The crowd waves at the veterans Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans DAy Parade in downtown Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The crowd waves at the veterans Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans DAy Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Air Force Junior ROTC members march Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans DAy Parade in downtown Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Air Force Junior ROTC members march Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans DAy Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The Navajo Code Talkers march Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans DAy Parade in downtown Colorado Springs.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The Navajo Code Talkers march Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, during the 2013 Veterans DAy Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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