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PHOTO GALLERY: Veterans Day Parade

Friday, November 11, 2011 | 4:12 p.m. CST
MU ROTC display their flags at the start of the Veterans Day Parade on Friday morning. The parade began at the south end of Eighth Street on the University of Missouri campus and ended at the columns of the courthouse at the north end of Eighth Street.

COLUMBIA — The Veterans Day Parade on Friday morning traveled from MU's campus to the Boone County Courthouse. A ceremony at the courthouse honoring veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces followed the parade.

Boone County veterans, the Railsplitters and other commemorative organizations, World War II vehicles, MU ROTC's Joint Pershing Rifle Team and the Boone County Fire Protection District Pipes & Drums band joined the parade..

The Boone County Fire District Pipes and Drums wait for the Veterans Day Parade to begin on Friday morning. The Pipes and Drums are Missouri's only fire department bagpipe band.
High school students of the Missouri Military Academy participate in the Columbia Veterans Day Parade Friday on Eighth Street. This group, known as the Railsplitters, were dressed in World War II uniforms.
Midshipman fourth class Brian Lasley displays the United States Navy flag before the Veterans Day Parade in downtown Columbia on Friday morning. The United States Navy was just one of the military branches present in the parade.
Members of the Tiger Battalion Drill Team spin their rifles in front of the courthouse in downtown Columbia on Friday morning at the end of the Veteran's Day Parade. A ceremony honoring veterans of U.S. Armed Forces followed the parade outside of the courthouse.

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