Roanoke hosts Veterans day parade to honor those who served

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR News) – Roanoke hosted a Veterans Day parade downtown Saturday.

Hundreds were there to pay tribute to those who’ve served.

“It’s a way to unite and bring all the veterans together,” said Cliff Cullifer.

Cullifer served as a marine for nearly a decade. He says the parade is important for veterans like him.

“It’s just a great way to remember all the veterans and how they served. It means a great deal,” Cullifer said.

For Billie-Jo Nipper, coming to the parade was about showing her appreciation.

“The coolest thing that they could ever do is a sacrifice like that and I just wanted to say thank you,” said Nipper.

“It’s amazing and it’s so important because all of our generations, our next generations, they don’t understand the sacrifice that World War II veterans have done, the Korean and the Vietnam War. So they just need to be Thanked and the little ones need to know about it as well.”

It’s an appreciation she hopes to pass on to the younger generation, like Ivy Nipper who was with her.

It’s support veterans who showed up today are thankful for.

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