By Peter Shin Photos by Su Phelps and Barry Moore
On November 11, 2017 the annual yearly Veterans Day Parade hosted by Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak began at 9:45am and the route running north on 4th Street from Hoover to Stewart avenues. The Veterans Day Parade is the largest Veterans Parade West of the Mississippi having countless numbers of organizations, schools, JROTC groups, and even audience members participating. This year, the parade had more than 100 entries and more than 3,000 people participating in the event, including JROTC groups and high school marching bands. The parade organizer: William “Billy” Stojack sadly passed away 2 days before the parade, he was a Navy veteran who served with Seal Team 6 during the Vietnam War and was one of the people who resurrected the Veterans Day Parade in the mid-90s. The audience members’ reactions were very patriotic as many young children waved American flags, veterans saluting the flag as it passed by, and even first aid responders coming to give recognition towards the veterans. This once a year event is a “thank you” to our brave veterans who served and sacrificed their lives for our country.