On a cold morning, people line the parade route in downtown Tulsa. There are vets of several wars, but fewer and fewer World War II vets take part in Tulsa’s annual Veteran’s Day Parade. Most of them are in their late 80’s or early 90’s, but some like G.K. Gentis of Glenpool, who served in the 8th Air Force, try to make the parade every year. He’s sad that so many youngsters today don’t really know what World War II was all about, but says it’s as much the veteran’s fault as those who write the history courses. He believes many vets still don’t want to talk much about the war.
Tulsa’s parade is billed as the largest in the state. This was the 94th annual parade to be held here.