On November 11, Gonzales had their Veterans Day Parade, which began on S. Irma Blvd. Folks of all ages, young and old, lined up on the side of the road to watch the great people roll by.

Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day on November 11, 1919, which is the first anniversary of the end of World War I. It became a national holiday in 1938.

Of the 16 million Americans who have served in World War II, about 558,000 are still alive today. Today, Veterans Day is celebrated throughout the United States with flags that wave high and the sound of thank you's flutter in the air.

On November 11, Gonzales had their Veterans Day Parade, which began on S. Irma Blvd. Folks of all ages, young and old, lined up on the side of the road to watch the great people roll by.

Three of those great people included the Webre brothers: Bobby, Randy, and Richard. These men were the Grand Marshals of the parade.

Bobby was a part of the United States Army and of Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada) veteran. Randy is a veteran of the Louisiana Army National Guard. Richard is retired from the United States Army.

The three brothers wore jackets with the names of local veterans on the back who have served and passed on.

"To me, being a Grand Marshal is about serving others. Our jackets represent those who have made the supreme sacrifice in action," Bobby Webre said.

The parade was to honor our veterans, with red, white, and blue lining the streets. Although there were floats and beads, it was not Mardi Gras oriented and was very family friendly.

"It is refreshing to see people paying tribute to our veterans on the parade route," Bobby said.

The brothers were also able to pick up some surviving World War II veterans so that they could attend the parade that day.

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