Honoring America's heroes... past and present

By Ms. Carrie E David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)November 16, 2010

Grandmothers display their pride for veterans during the Veterans Day parade Nov. 11.
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The 19th Alabama reenactors, wearing authentic period uniforms, present the American flag while Joe Bongiovanni with the Semper Fi Community Task Force leads attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of the Veterans Day parade Nov. 11. Showing respect are Chaplain James Henderson, who gave the invocation, right, and John Perry, president of the North Alabama Veterans Coalition.
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During the Veterans Day pre-parade activities, Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command commanding general, pins an award on one of the five local law enforcement officers in recognition of their heroic actions following the shooting at the University of Alabama - Huntsville in February.
3 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – During the Veterans Day pre-parade activities, Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command commanding general, pins an award on one of the five local law enforcement officers in recognition of their heroic actions following the shooting at the University of Alabama - Huntsville in February. (Photo Credit: Ms. Carrie E David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Command Sgt. Maj. Larry Turner, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command command sergeant major, and his wife, Barbara, enjoy the Veterans Day parade Nov. 11.
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Sgt. Sophia Malone, 128th Military Police Company,  waves during the Veterans Day parade in the Hall of Heroes caravan Nov. 11. Malone, who is also an employee in human resources with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, was inducted Nov. 10 into the Military Order of the Purple Heart Hall of Fame.
5 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Sophia Malone, 128th Military Police Company, waves during the Veterans Day parade in the Hall of Heroes caravan Nov. 11. Malone, who is also an employee in human resources with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, was inducted Nov. 10 into the Military Order of the Purple Heart Hall of Fame. (Photo Credit: Ms. Carrie E David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)) VIEW ORIGINAL
A Wounded Warrior waves during the Veterans Day parade Nov. 11. He was driving a Corvette as part of the Vettes for Vets group.
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Veterans display the patriotism and pride during the Veterans Day parade Nov. 11.
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Soldiers pass the reviewing stand where U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's comming general, Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell, serves as the parade reviewing official.
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A Marine stationed at Redstone Arsenal carries a flag during the Veterans Day parade Nov. 11.
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The flag corps from Huntsville High School pass the reviewing stand during the Veterans Day parade Nov. 11.
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Girl Scouts from the area yell "Happy Veterans Day" to spectators during the Veterans Day parade Nov. 11.
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Military leaders from Redstone Arsenal pose for a photo with the Wounded Warriors honored during the Veterans Day breakfast Nov. 11.
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