Remembering fallen heroes with a parade
North Platte wont let COVID-19 get in the way of them remembering their fallen heroes. Here at Veterans Memorial there is a parade and people are lining up to watch.
20th century Veterans Memorial Board President, Kevin Kennedy, organized a parade and wreath laying event in North Platte.
"I think it's important because it shows how much we love our country and how much people have sacrificed. Many families, men and women, that have done tremendous things for us throughout the history of our country," said Kennedy, "We're proud to be Americans and we're proud to be out here. All you marines out there, all you military people , love you and God bless America."
The parade of vehicles drove through Cody Park and to the 20th Century Veterans Memorial. People applauded for veterans at the veterans memorial. Mayor Livingston also spoke, thanking everyone for attending.
David Cooper, a parade goer had his whole family in attendance to wave along the parade.
"Respect for veterans people that have passed we have a lot of family members that we're trying to remember right now," said Cooper.
The group placed a wreath at the law enforcement memorial. Veterans were extremely happy with the turn out including veteran Roger Broeker.
"It turned out great. Really really happy over how many people showed up to let us know that they appreciate our veterans and us too," said Broeker.
The flyover planned for today was postponed til Tuesday. The planes should be over North Platte at 10:15 am.