Hundreds of spectators lined the sidewalk and skyway of downtown Morristown Monday night as the annual Veterans Day Parade rolled through the center of town.
The parade featured a variety of parade participants from classic cars, marching bands and, of course, veterans.
“I was very pleased,” said Michael Jacobs, commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5266.
The parade kicked off a little after 5:30 p.m. under overcast skies but comfortable temperatures.
Leading the parade was the combined East and West high schools’ Air Force Junior ROTC program, with cadets carrying the colors and marchers following behind.
The parade also saw Grand Marshal Lloyd Hansen, state commander of the VFW, ride through, along with Daisy Short, president of the state VFW Auxiliary.
The East High School band then marched through downtown Morristown, playing songs and keeping cadence.
Afterward, a variety of veterans in classic cars marched along the parade route, along with Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and representatives of the Vietnam Veterans Association, the local VFW and the local American Legion. Elmo the Train also made an appearance at the event with veterans sitting in its train cars.
The parade ended with the West High School band and fire trucks from the West Hamblen Fire Department with lights flashing.