Arlington pays tribute to armed forces during Veterans Day Parade (slideshow, video)

ARLINGTON – Arlington-area residents and visitors paid tribute to military service members past and present on Saturday during the annual Veterans Day Parade.

Hundreds of people lined the parade route downtown along Olympic Avenue. For those who couldn’t make it to see the parade live, The Arlington Times/Marysville Globe posted a video of the 10-minute parade on social media.

The event featured several groups of uniformed young people who took part in the parade, including the Arlington High School AFNJROTC, AHS marching band, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts and military families.

The parade is the Arlington community’s testament that Snohomish County’s veterans and fallen heroes will not be forgotten.

Parade-goers clapped, cheered, said thanks and waved American flags as service members from various war times carried flags and arms on foot, while others cruised by in the back of a flatbed truck.

The parade route quieted a notch as the Fallen Heroes Banners – featuring the names, photos and hometowns of 57 men and women killed during service in the military – passed by. Volunteers, among them U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen of Arlington, carried the large banners, row upon row of faces providing a heartrending exhibit of allegiance and ultimate sacrifice.

The parade ended south of the American Legion Post No. 76 hall. The VFW and American Legion host the annual parade, which was followed by a brief ceremony and an early dinner served for free to all veterans.

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