The annual Greenville Veterans Day Parade began at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11. Photo by Ken Donnell

Images from Greenville’s Veterans Day Parade

By Ken Donnell

Special to Plumas News

Our local veterans marched down the ruined streets of Greenville today. Proud and tall, flags waving, sharply dressed. There were 400 to 500 people lining the streets of Greenville, all ages, shouting their praise. There were horses and tractors, and trucks. Christine  Gibson sang the Star Spangled banner, and many of us joined the finale. Today felt like the first really good day in Greenville since the Fire. Plus, there was a free lunch afterward at Mary Schero’s German Food Trailer with approximately 200 served. It was GOOD!

Any great journey, as our recovery in Greenville  will be, begins with a first step.  Today really felt like a first step.

An estimated 400 to 500 people turned out for the Veterans Day Parade in Greenville. Photo by Ken Donnell
What’s a parade without a fire truck? Photo by Ken Donnell
Veterans gather in front of the wreckage of the American Legion Hall. Photo by Ken Donnell

Today our town returned.  Greenville lives!