Tulsa Honors Oklahoma Veterans With Big Downtown Parade

Friday, November 11th 2011, 1:09 pm
By: News On 6

Tulsa honored veterans Friday in downtown with one of the country's largest Veterans Day parades. 

This year's parade started off with a bang, literally, thanks to the firing of a Revolutionary War cannon.

There was also a flyover of World War II warbirds and area churches also rang their bells and chimes at the same time. 

This year's theme was "Let Freedom Ring." 

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Vietnam Veteran Jack Bauling brought his grandsons along to see the parade and says it is more than fun, it's a lesson. 

"It teaches them that freedom isn't free and to actually pay homage to those who got them their freedoms," said Jack Bauling.   

This year's parade featured a number of veteran groups, school ROTC groups and high school marching bands.