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Franklin Honors Veterans In Downtown Parade

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. – One Williamson County city honored our nation's veterans in their annual, downtown parade.

The City of Franklin celebrated Veterans' Day a few days early with its annual parade. The parade was held Friday and residents said it was the city's way of showing its gratitude to those who have served and are currently serving our country.

City officials said the decision was made to hold the parade early because schools will not be in session Monday. They said they wanted to use district buses to ship students to the event.

Veterans from all branches of service and different wars rode through the downtown route.

The city streets were lined with smiling faces all along the parade route. Ann Smithson Wallace said her family attends the parade every year- rain or shine. She said both her father and aunt served during WWII. For her, the event has always been a personal and emotional way to reflect.

"It does mean a lot to think about people in Williamson County- (it's) a good honor for troops and our country," she said.

So many residents, like Wallace, turned out to show their gratitude to so many men and women who have served the call of duty. 

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