EDWARDSVILLE - The Veterans Day Parade on Friday night in Downtown Edwardsville endured cold weather but was well attended with a significant amount of participation.

Get The Latest News!

Don't miss our top stories and need-to-know news everyday in your inbox.

Wes Sterling, of the Edwardsville American Legion, said this was the biggest parade for Veterans Day in quite some time with five bands, Jeeps, floats, and an abundance of community members involved.

Article continues after sponsor message

The parade started near Eden Church and flowed into Downtown Edwardsville. Young and old were on both sides of the road with American flags and strong support of those in the military or service backgrounds who participated.

"The parade is an opportunity to show support for our veterans," Sterling said. "We definitely want to share this with the younger generation. It is great to look out and see parents teaching them what today - Veterans Day - is all about. The parade was small last year, but it was back better than ever this year."

More like this:

Nov 11, 2021 | Edwardsville American Legion Hosts Parade Thursday Night

Nov 12, 2021 | Veterans Get Warm Welcome From Young, Old, At Annual Legion Parade In Downtown Edwardsville

Nov 13, 2016 | Patriotism, thankfulness for veterans shines through at Edwardsville Parade

Nov 8, 2018 | Veterans Day Parade grand marshal is selected, annual event set for 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11

Nov 11, 2019 | Edwardsville Veterans Day Parade Canceled Because of Weather Conditions

Related Video:

Edwardsville Veteran's Day Parade 2021

Operation Let it Wave