Boise Veterans Day Parade honors Heros

Posted at 6:32 PM, Nov 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-04 20:32:35-04

A show of support lining the streets of downtown Boise Saturday morning for the annual Veterans Day Parade. Veterans from past conflicts as well as active members of the Idaho National Guard paraded in front of the Idaho state capitol building. The A-10's from Gowen field also flew overhead as military trucks, including a tank passed by.

"This is a celebration for our veterans and not only just our veterans of the past but the veterans of today and the veterans of our future as well. So when you look at the audience and the people that are watching there are a lot of young people who will soon be serving our country," said Walt Smith of the Boise Veterans Parade.

Organizers also paid tribute to a Boise Medal of Honor receipt who recently passed away. Captain Art Jackson served in World War II in the Pacific Theater. Captain Jackson passed away in June at the age of 92.