Holtville Parade Honors Imperial Valley’s Veterans

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HOLTVILLE – Crowds gathered together on a sunny fall morning as they waited with anticpation for the Holtville Veterans Day Parade to begin.

Floats designed to show support for our Veteran heroes, rolled down Main Street. Families sat on the sidelines waving small American Flags, cheering on men and women who have served their country.

“I am so proud to be here, its very nice,” said U.S Army Veteran and resident of El Centro Albert Green as he waved a small flag.

The Holtville High School Chorus  sung a beautiful rendition of the Nation Anthem in the gazebo at Holt Park as the parade came to a close.

Veterans  enjoyed a free lunch at the Holtville American Legion after the parade. Veteran family members joined in on the lunch with a $5.00 donation.

Veterans day was orignally known as Armistice Day. The date became associated with November 11 when President Woodrow Wilson announced the observance of the day in 1919. Armistice Day initially honored all those in uniform who died in World War I. But in 1954, Congress passed an amendment changing the name “Armistice” to “Veterans.” And today, the Holiday honors millions of Veterans in the United States.