Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

November 11, 2013

Region celebrates Veterans Day with parades in Welch and Princeton

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

WELCH — Click below to view slideshow of Welch parade:

Veterans of all wars and services were cheered Monday as patriotic music played and ceremonies were hosted across the region to honor the sacrifices they made to protect their country.

Veterans, their families and other residents filled the streets of Welch, Princeton, Tazewell, Va. and other municipalities to witness Veterans Day parades featuring local veterans organizations, marching bands, civic organizations and more. In Welch, the city was hosting its 94th annual Veterans Day Parade.

Fire engines led the parade through downtown Welch as people lined both sides of the streets. For the many veterans watching the parade, it felt good to see how many people cared about them.

A large crowd also was on hand this morning for the annual Veterans Day parade on Mercer Street in Princeton.

For more on Veterans Day activities across the region, see Tuesday's edition of the Daily Telegraph.