Bands, floats and the Budweiser Clydesdales will help welcome home Iraq War veterans. In what's being called an historic event, St. Louis is hosting the country's first parade for returning soldiers. It begins today at noon at Kiener Plaza.

Alton VFW Post 1308 will have a presence through District 12. Post Commander Harry Kortkamp says this parade will mean a lot to most veterans.

Kortkamp comments

In a more somber event at Soldier's Memorial, volunteers read the name of every American soldier killed during the Iraq War, starting last night at 9:11.  If you want to learn more about the parade and surrounding events, follow the link


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