Veterans Day 2016 features beautiful weather and a great turnout for the annual parade down East Overland.
As vehicles with Veterans and American flags were lined up on the south end of East 19th Avenue, Scotts Bluff County Veterans Service Officer John Brehm was exited about the great turnout and participation and believes it could be the largest parade ever.
One of the veterans participating was Al Reiber, a veteran who recalled seeing a lot during his stint in World War Two. Reiber, who served two and a half years in the Navy, said he went from San Francisco to fighting in the Phillipines, to Russia and then was on board the battleship USS Missouri when the peace treaty was signed in Tokyo Bay .
When asked about being a member of the so-called “greatest generation, Reiber said they were “bragging a little bit.”
Veterans day activities include a luncheon for participants in the parade at the VFW Post on 10th Street in Gering, a program at the Western Nebraska Veterans Home and a Veterans Day Banquet this evening back at the VFW Post in Gering.