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Annual Veterans Day Parade, Eleventh Hour Ceremony Held in Grafton

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Dozens of people came out to Grafton Monday dressed in red and blue for the annual Veterans Day Parade.

The parade was led by the Grafton Police Department and the Taylor County Sheriff's Department.

Some of Grafton's honorable veterans and the Grafton High School marching band also participated in the parade.

Children gathered on the sidewalks to wave and collect candy.

Residents believe coming to the parade is just a small way to thank the veterans for all they have done.

"There's a lot of things there are to be thankful for," said Sandy Swisher, Grafton resident. "We need to go and support our fellow people that have served."

The parade ended at Grafton's National Cemetery where the Eleventh Hour Ceremony was held.

The ceremony is meant to honor veterans, living and deceased, for their service to the United States.

Grafton's Marching Band began the ceremony with the national anthem followed by a speech from a local veteran about his experiences.

Veterans said it is important remember all of those who have put their lives on the line and they are thankful for the support shown by the Grafton community.

"It's inspirational. Its makes you remember that all the sacrifices and times away from home and all that was worth while," said Trenton Pauley, an air force veteran.

The Veterans Day Program was organized by the staff from the West Virginia National Cemetery Association.