Hundreds of participants and spectators turned out Monday to honor area veterans during the 2019 Veterans Day Parade in downtown Reno. The parade began at the Virginia Street Bridge and continued north along Virginia Street to Fifth Street.
This year’s parade marked the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, proclaimed by President Wilson Nov. 11, 1919. He said:
“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”