Parade salutes Veterans Day

first_imgGeorge Spencer, 71, and his wife, Sharon, stood along Officers Row watching the 27th annual Veterans Parade at Fort Vancouver presented by the Lough Legacy on Saturday.As recent arrivals in Clark County, it was the Spencers’ first time to view the parade. They were treated to dry weather and a display of more than 2,500 individuals — including veterans, Gold Star families, scout troops, Buffalo Soldiers and marching bands — at the Fort Vancouver National Site.“I see so many young faces here,” said George Spencer, who served two tours in Vietnam and traveled the world during a 22-year stint in the Marine Corps. “That makes everything I did worthwhile.”“My favorite part, other than the military, was watching the Prairie High School Junior ROTC and the Young Marines from Clark County,” he said. “That shows how military life is shared with the community here.”Martin and Marilyn Siebrasse, newcomers from Palm Beach, Fla., also were watching their first parade. Martin, 68, served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1963 to 1967 and did a 1965-66 tour in Vietnam.last_img

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