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Updated: 11/14/2013 08:00:01AM

Parade, ceremony held to honor veterans

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ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.com
Students from Nocatee Elementary School march down West Oak Street waving flags for the Veterans Day parade.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.com
Students from West Elementary School wore patriotic colors and a few had some pretty exciting sunglasses for the Veterans Day theme.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.com
Memroial Elementary School students wave their flags as they march down West Oak Street Monday.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.com
The Family Service Center takes part in the Veterans Day Parade in Arcadia.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.com
A West Elementary student holds up a Marine Corps banner. The Marine Corps celebrated its birthday on Nov. 10.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.com
Bebe Bradbury and Marty Dow, representing the DeSoto County Historical Society, take their place in the parade Monday in downtown Arcadia.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.com
The DeSoto Middle School Band belts out some patriotic tunes as they march down West Oak Street.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.com
In patriotic hats they made themselves, children line West Oak Street Monday waiting for the Veterans Day Parade to begin.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.com
A member of the Veteans Honor Guard hands out flags to people lining the street to view the parade

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.com
Sheriff Will Wise speaks to the crowd gathered in downtown Arcadia for the Veterans Day Parade.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.com
Mary Lyne serves as narrator for the Veterans Day Parade, announcing each group and unit as they come down West Oak Street.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.com
The Vietnam veterans make an impressive entrance as their motorcycles roar down West Oak Street.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.com
The Veterans Honor Guard leads the way for Monday's Veterans Day Parade on West Oak Street.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.com
Dr. Sharon Goodman sings the National Anthem at the start of the parade.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.com
The DeSoto County High School JROTC unit marches impressively down West Oak Street.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.com
The Rangerettes are always a popular unit in any Arcadian parade. Along with the 5 Star Youth and ArcAngels, they performed their routines for the spectators.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.com
School Superintendent Karyn Gary shakes a pompom as the school district's float makes its way down West Oak Street for the Veterans Day Parade.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.com
The JROTC unit from DeSoto County High School has an impressive number of young people making a strong showing for the Veterans Day Parade.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.com
The DeSoto County High School Blazing Blue Band is a perennial favorite in any parade.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.com

A group of veterans gathered at the court house steps following the Veterans Day ceremony held there Monday.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.com

Russell Oberley salutes during the Veterans Day ceremony held at the DeSoto County courthouse Monday.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.com

Memorial Elementary School students were among the several large groups that paraded along West Oak Street Monday.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.com

Bill Waits, a former World War II prisoner of war in Germany, serves as Grand Marshal during Monday's Veterans Day Parade.

ARCADIAN PHOTOBY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.com

Students raise their flags high while singing "You're a Grand Old Flag" as they march down West Oak Street Monday.

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