Photo Spread: Veterans Day Parade

 

I was invited by the president of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) to participate in and photograph the Taylorsville Veterans Day parade. I was honored to be a part of honoring American Veterans. There were a lot of old cars that looked shiny and new. I met a lot of people with incredible stories, but many didn’t want to share their experiences. However, I did hear bits and pieces of stories from other people bragging about their friends. Veterans are fiercely loyal to their fellow service members, and willing to go to great lengths to help out a friend. Thank you to all veterans for serving this country!

Taylorsville, Veterans Day parade. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
There were several vintage cars on display at the Veterans Day parade. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
Taylorsville, Veterans Day parade. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
Wendy Griffen, the vice commander of  Veterans of Foreign Wars.  (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
Taylorsville, Veterans Day parade. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
The Marine Corps League Utah West Detachment- 1332 at the Taylorsville Veterans Day Parade. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
Taylorsville, Veterans Day parade. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
Policemen on motorcycles lead the Taylorsville Veterans Day parade. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
Taylorsville, Veterans Day parade. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
ROTC troops show their patriotism as they carry the flag through the parade. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
Taylorsville, Veterans Day parade. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
The Scottish American Military Society marches in the parade.  (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
Taylorsville, Veterans Day parade. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
Spectators support veterans by being at the parade and waving flags.  (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
Taylorsville, Veterans Day parade. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
A grateful citizen shows appreciation for U.S. veterans. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
Taylorsville, Veterans Day parade. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
A display of American flags at the Taylorsville Veterans Day Parade. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
Taylorsville, Veterans Day parade. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
Patriot Guards Riders of Utah show their support for veterans. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
Taylorsville, Veterans Day parade. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
School children participate in the parade by waving flags and showing respect for veterans. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
Taylorsville, Veterans Day parade. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
A man in uniform shows his support for veterans. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
Taylorsville, Veterans Day parade. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
American flags are displayed to honor fallen soldiers from Utah. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
Senator Hatch spoke following the parade. (Lichelle Jenkins. The Signpost)
Sen. Hatch spoke about veterans after the parade. (Lichelle Jenkins. The Signpost)