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PHOTO GALLERY: Flags fly, spirits soar in Ontario parade honoring veterans

"Hug a vet" was the message on a rig that was part of Valley Family Health Care's entry in the Veterans Day Parade, held Nov. 6, 2021 in Ontario. (The Enterprise/SCOTTA CALLISTER)

ONTARIO – A colorful – and loud – procession hit the streets Saturday afternoon in honor of veterans, with horns blaring from fire rigs and candy raining down from cars and floats.

It was the community's annual Veterans Parade, traditionally held on the Saturday before Veterans Day. American Legion Post 67 organized the event, with participation by the Legion Auxiliary, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the local Veterans Services Office.

The event drew entries from throughout the Treasure Valley, including the Rods of Idaho and Oregon classic car group, local school children and businesses. Fire and police agencies showed their patriotism, and the Oregon National Guard . . .