Streets were packed with onlookers as the Weston Memorial Day parade kicked off Saturday morning.
The parade brought adults and kids together to share in and support the city, but not without forgetting the full purpose of remembering those who died fighting for our freedom.
“Free market, economic, the rule of law – the list go on. It’s benefit is because of our veterans. They are the ones that made it possible so it is only proper that we acknowledge their sacrifice and especially the service and sacrifice of the ones that gave their lives” said Rhett Dusenbury, staff member for 2nd district Rep. Alex Mooney.
The parade made its final stop at the Mountaineer Military Museum to keep the spirits of the unforgotten alive.
“This is one of our greatest tourist attractions now and for all of you veterans out there if you haven’t been up to see the museum please come and bring a picture with you because you belong on the wall with us in the museum,” said three time Purple Heart recipient, William Fultineer.
A promise to love, protect and cherish our veterans who died fighting for our freedom.
“My husband went to Germany his two friends went to Vietnam, by wars and he is the only one that came home. Here’s the pallbearer you’re as best friend’s funeral and stood and made a graveside promised that you would never forget that is what this is. This is his promise. The promise” Museum Executive Director Barb McVaney said.