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Updated: 01/19/2014 05:06:47PM

Veterans march in empty streets

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PHOTO BY DEBRA GOUVELLIS


This military vehicle is made of tough stuff.

PHOTO BY DEBRA GOUVELLIS


Another vehicle which served in Desert Storm makes its way down the avenue.

PHOTO BY DEBRA GOUVELLIS


No parade would be complete without a fire engine from the Lake Wales Fire Department.

PHOTO BY DEBRA GOUVELLIS


Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4289 ride in a float during Saturday's Veteran's Day Parade organized by the American Legion.

PHOTO BY DEBRA GOUVELLIS


The Circle of Friends rides in the back of this pickup truck adorned with American flags and the red, white and blue banners.

PHOTO BY DEBRA GOUVELLIS


VFW members wave to the people.

PHOTO BY DEBRA GOUVELLIS


The floats were colorfully decorated in patriotic array.

PHOTO BY DEBRA GOUVELLIS


Military vehicles that served in Desert Storm ride down Stuart Avenue.

PHOTO BY DEBRA GOUVELLIS


U.S. Veterans lead the way in the Veteran's Day Parade held in Historic Downtown Lake Wales on Saturday.

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They are used to marching together, but they had hoped others would join them, and despite the poor turnout at Saturday’s first Lake Wales parade in honor of Veterans Day, there is hope the tradition will continue.

This year’s parade, the first in years, was organized by American Legion Memorial Post 71, with Commander Andy Anderson at the helm.

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