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Hundreds at Memorial Day parade in Dubuque

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Jim Baker, Navy veteran Jim Baker, Navy veteran
DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

Hundreds of people coming out to downtown Dubuque to show support for the annual Memorial Day parade.

Service members from different branches, including the Coast Guard walking in the parade.

Vets attending say Memorial Day gives them a chance to reflect about the past.

"A lot of my good friends never made it, so I'm just happy to be able to come and see a parade like this, I come every year, I came every year...and God willing I'm 88 years old now, so I don't know if I'll...I hope I'll be able to make it to another one or two anyhow," said Jim Baker a Navy veteran.

Many area veterans organizations also taking part in he festivities, including area school bands.

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