THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - After a two year break, Thomasville has brought back its Veteran's Day Parade.
And residents in the community are happy to have it back.
One veteran, who is going to be a part of the parade, is bringing his grandchildren, and he is excited to be in a community that honors its veterans in a huge way like the parade.
"It's been a couple years since we've had it in downtown and we think it's going to be a great turn out this year, and the start of a great tradition," said Thomasville Events Manager Sarah Turner.
A tradition that many veterans hope will continue for years to come, Ronnie Hurst was in the US Army and served during the Vietnam War, on Friday night he's bringing his grandchildren with him to be part of the parade.
"It's an exciting day and it's a sad day because you remember the people you went to school with, and those who didn't make it back," explained Veteran Ronnie Hurst.
Hurst was in Friday's parade, riding around in his stylish Mustang.
"That was my first car and I've still got my first wife," said Hurst.
Thomasville has many veterans from all branches of service, and Friday not they had the chance to gather as one, remembering the times they served, and those who were not able to make it back home.
"It's good and bad, it's an experience but yeah I would do it all over again," explained Hurst.
The parade featured many veterans like Hurst, it was a big event that organizers said takes a lot of help to put on.
"It's a very large event, it takes lots of groups," said Turner. "The city of Thomasville is helping out with our Marketing and Tourism Office, but the local veterans groups are what really help pull this together.
This parade kicked off Friday night at 6 p.m. and began on North Broad Street near First Baptist Church and proceeded to Smith Avenue.