2. Veterans old and young greeted each other on the street with respect. Thank you was easily flowing along with loud continuous applause.
3. The Warriors Watch motorcycle riders were the initial ambassadors leading the parade down State Street.
4. Pride in our military and in our country was flowing through the streets.
5. Flags were waving and the touching part of the day was the flag-passing ceremony that you got to witness the passing the flag from one generation of veterans to the next.
6. No campaigning today. Politicians marched among the soldiers in support. That was just nice to see.
7. Lt. Col. Mark O’Hanlon, of Nether Providence Township served in Iraq in 2009 and Cpl. Russell L. “Rusty” Carter, of Springfield Township, who served in Afghanistan were the Grand Marshalls of the parade.
8. Cpl. Carter was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds he received.
9. Every branch of the military were represented and many in the crowd wore there hats proudly stating which war they served in and the various ships they were on.
10. America does not always support a war but there is no dispute America supports our troops. That was evident in Media on Saturday.
No matter what the age of the veteran I saw, they all have earned honor and certainly deserve our respect.
Welcome Home to All and a big Thank You for supporting All of us. If you missed it, here is a slideshow of what it looked like.
After the parade, booths were set up in front of the court house in support of jobs for vets.
Read more about the event as covered by Times correspondnet Susan L. Serbin.