Tampa Bay Veterans Day parade draws a crowd - FOX 13 News

Tampa Bay Veterans Day parade draws a crowd

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

Thousands of people lined the streets of Tampa Saturday morning to honor our veterans.

The Tampa Bay Veterans Day parade is one of the largest Veterans Day parades in Florida, and it drew quite a crowd.

The parade started at Armand Drive, went down to Hanley road, and looped back to Armand.

Thousands of people clapped, cheered, and waved flags, as more than 60 marching bands passed by.

This event held a special meaning to those who served.

Army veteran Robert Daxon wore his hat marked with his unit.

"I wear my hat hoping that I will come across some old friends who were in my unit, or were military advisors," Daxon said.

Gerald Keegan served in the Air Force. He told us he attends the parade every year.

"Today means patriotism, country, bravery and to honor all the veterans who have served and given their all," Keegan said.

This is the 20th year of the parade.

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