Local & Regional
Mon November 11, 2013
Tulsa Honors Its Vets
Good crowds for Tulsa’s 95th annual Veteran’s Day Parade. Children and Senior Citizens waving American flags line the parade route in downtown Tulsa on a pleasant fall day. Several WWll Vets are riding in the parade, but there are fewer every year. Particular attention is being paid to them, in their 80’s and 90’s now, they’re dying at the rate of nearly 2,000 a day. In the Tulsa parade is Jim Alsbaugh, a decorated soldier who fought in Germany. He says he and some other veterans have been visiting grade schools to talk about their experiences and help people remember the sacrifices of those who serve in the military.
With more than 100 entries, Tulsa’s Veteran’s Day Parade is one of the largest in the nation.