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SLIDESHOW: Procession in downtown Louisville honors veterans

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Hundreds of people turned out Monday morning to view Louisville's Veterans Day parade. 

The procession began at 4th and Chestnut streets and ended at the Kentucky Center.  A reviewing stand was set up across the street in front of the Humana Building.

Dozens of veterans service organizations and groups that help veterans were part of the parade.  You could also see restored antique military vehicles and equipment, active duty military units, and reenactment groups who took part in the parade.

A series of color guards from various military units and veterans groups lined up in front of the Kentucky Center.  A choir sang patriotic music, including the anthems from the various armed services, before the parade began.

Also in attendance were Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, who was instrumental in establishing the Veterans Day parade, Ky. Sen. Mitch McConnell, Ky. Third District Rep. John Yarmuth, and former Miss America Heather French Henry, who has been active in helping veterans.

Those watching from the reviewing stand and on the sidewalks lining the parade route cheered veterans as they passed.  Many took photos and videos of the event.

The parade lasted about an hour, with several of the dignitaries present speaking afterward.

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