Sometimes "thank you" just isn't enough to show our appreciation for our veterans. That's why many cities, like Waco, celebrate veterans with their very own parade.
Wayland Hedrick is learning at a young age that our veterans are important. After all, his father is a veteran. Wayland is waiting to see him in Waco's Veterans Day Parade to thank his dad for his service.
"That's why we can come out today and do that and support and have our freedom and celebrate what we celebrate and have what we have because of what they have done for us," said Wayland's mother, Melissa Hedrick.
More than 3,000 participants including school bands, members of JROTC, veterans themselves -- and even Captain America all honoring those who have served our country like U.S. Air Force Veteran Carl Moffett, who was at a loss for words. "It's just. It's something that's hard to explain. It's just pride," he said.
Though Army Veteran John Gamanche had plenty to say about the parade. "This is great," he said. "I'm glad that we're acknowledging our veterans finally and that people realize that they're giving their life for their freedom. It's important."
And that's exactly what Wayland's mom hopes he can understand. Though there's no doubt he's proud to see his father in the parade.
Although the parade ends here City Hall in Waco, our appreciation for our veterans does not.