Younger and older veterans carry the colors at the beginning of Saturday morning’s “The Parade That Never Was.” Thousands showed from cities throughout the area to honor the Vietnam veterans.
Members of Corpus Christi’s popular Veterans Band showed the crowd at The Parade That Never Was Saturday morning why they are so beloved in South Texas. Parade organizer Eloy Rodriguez said the band was a big hit when it played during lunch at the Bee County Expo Center following the parade.
Veterans from throughout the area came to march in Beeville’s first ‘Parade that Never Was.” Parade organizer Eloy Rodriguez was pleased to estimate that thousands of people attended the event.
County Commissioner Eloy Rodriguez showed off his dress blues and his Vietnam medals as he drive his flag-bearing trike through downtown Beeville Saturday morning. Rodriguez was one of the organizers of the event.
Downtown Beeville turned red, white and blue for the Parade That Never Was. Organizer Eloy Rodriguez said he estimated that a couple of thousand residents showed up to cheer and thank the Vietnam veterans as they marched south on North Washington Street.