Students from Woodrow Wilson and W. W. Samuell high schools kicked off Monday’s Greater Dallas Veterans Day Parade.
The JROTC units did the Presentation of Colors and marched carrying a total of 100 flags while reciting the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance.
“For some of the students, it’s their first time in a parade,” said Army First Sergeant Willie Fedd, who teaches JROTC at W. W. Samuell High School. “Our kids have the opportunity this year to carry the flags. It’s definitely an honor and a privilege to open the ceremony with the Presentation of Colors this morning.”
Wilson and Samuell were among several JROTC units that honored U.S. veterans during the parade. High school students from Bryan Adams, Hillcrest, Kimball, and Seagoville also marched throughout Downtown Dallas.
This year’s parade commemorated the 75th anniversary of the Normandy invasion.