“I'm a Vietnam Veteran, an Agent Orange victim suffering from PTSD,” said Jake Castle. “I'm out here today to honor all veterans all my brothers and sister who have served and gave the ultimate sacrifice so we could be free and celebrate.”
“I’m remembering a lot of my comrades who have served, some who came home and some who didn't, and some who are having problems with PTSD and other emotional issues. It's a real challenge for a community to put out our arms around these people and support them,” said Veteran Norman Covert.
The parade is a tradition that brings this community and veterans from across the Four State area together year after year. One of the traditions of the parade is those in it toss candy to those watching as they go by. They say it’s a sweet way to say thank you to those who have served, and a way to say thank you to the community for continued support.
“Brunswick is always a spectacular show. The people turn out and they give us a warm welcome, of course we throw a lot of candy too. They're out waving their flags and really thanking us for our service and we really appreciate that,” said Covert.
The parade is a time the community comes together to stop and remember those who gave their lives for our freedom and those who continue to sacrifice their lives to protect ours.
Veterans Day is celebrated nationally on November 11th.
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