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A young boy waves a flag from the window of a National Guard vehicle during the Veterans Day parade downtown The Dalles Monday.

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A young boy waves a flag from the window of a National Guard vehicle during the Veterans Day parade downtown The Dalles Monday.



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THE DALLES Wahtonka High School Band strikes up a patriotic tune during Monday’s annual Veterans Day parade through downtown The Dalles. The parade, which featured 40 entries, was organized by the Mid-Columbia Veterans Memorial Committee.

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PATRIOT GUARD Rider Todd Klaviter joins about 30 other bikers in the 2013 Veterans Day Parade that had more than 40 entries and ended at The Dalles Armory where a potluck lunch was served by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2471 and Auxiliary, in partnership with the Mid-Columbia Veterans Memorial Committee. Army veteran Harold Bourland, at left in top photo below, and George Little, also a former soldier, were among the spectators that lined Sixth Street to watch the parade. Others hitched a ride on floats or in vehicles, such as the boy pictured below, to enjoy the festivities from another vantage point.

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The Wasco County Sheriff’s Posse leads the Veterans Day Parade downtown The Dalles.

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Army veteran Harold Bourland, at left, and George Little, also a former soldier, were among the spectators that lined Sixth Street to watch the parade.

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Students at Sonrise Academy sport the red, white and blue during the Veterans Day Memorial Parade downtown The Dalles.

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Jeannie Justice, a teacher at Sonrise Academy, joined students in the red, white and blue.

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The Mid Columbia Veterans float.

Gary Pratt, president of the Mid-Columbia Veterans Memorial Committee, said having Gold Star parents in the 2013 Veterans Day parade on Nov...

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