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FLAGSTAFF — The community celebrated the annual Armed Forces Day Parade held Saturday, May 19, 2018 in downtown Flagstaff.
The parade theme was “Freedom is Not Free.”
The event honored local veterans from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Vintage military vehicles, a member of the Navajo Code Talkers, ROTC and active duty service members participated in the event.
During the parade, Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces displayed a set of banners with photos honoring the service of living Hispanic veterans from the region, as well banners remembering those Hispanics who served in the military. The banners will be displayed at future Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces events.
The group also honored the memory of Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces President Christina Anaya as a long-time supporter of the annual event.