Bowling Green remembers, honors veterans

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Amid a chilly backdrop of sunshine and colorful leaves, Saturday began a long weekend to pay tribute to veterans in south-central Kentucky. Saturday morning, bands, floats and automobiles lined up for Bowling Green’s 19th annual Veterans’ Day parade.

Both veterans and lawmakers from the region and state waved and thanked those that served.

Spectators lined the streets and children were busy catching candy as men and women marching in the parade tossed it into the crowd.

After the parade, a ceremony was held in the Veterans Memorial Courtyard beside the Warren County Courthouse. Leon Tarter, a World War II veteran and Grand Marshal of this year’s parade was honored.

Tarter feels like he is honored more than he should be because of the 160 soldiers he landed with, he is the only one living, he said.

The 100th Army Band from Fort Knox, Kentucky played as current and former service members in attendance were honored.