One truly knows the meaning of Veterans' Day when you are in an Army city. Sierra Vista is home to Fort Huachuca, an Army Fort where currently hundreds of young Army recruits come for basic training. They also offer classes for officers to be.
Veterans Day here started off with a parade at 9:00am. All branches of the military were represented. It was a beautiful site of patriotism both by the participants in the parade and those viewing it on the sidelines. Makes you proud to say - " I am an American in the United States of America!"
Army Band from Fort Huachuca.
Some of the Army men currently defending our country.
|More ROTC recruits. Every high school in the area has such a program.|
|Candy and flags were passed out along the parade route.|
Laid to rest near the mountains that surround the city of Sierra Vista.
After viewing the large columbarium and cemetery, we went to the other side of the cemetery and saw the carillon bells installed to play for all the fallen soldiers.
|This plaque is for the soldiers who are known but missing in action here in Cochise County. |
May God bless all of our Veterans - both living and deceased!
God bless America!