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St. Louis to Host First 'Welcome Home the Heroes Parade'
by Bob Moore, SLFP.com
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), January 26, 2012 - The first Welcome Home the Heroes Parade for post 9/11 troops in the country is scheduled to be held in downtown St. Louis this Saturday, January 28, 2012, beginning at 12 p.m.
Grassroots organizers Craig Schneider and Tom Appelbaum partnered with The Mission Continues to plan a patriotic parade featuring floats, trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles, marching bands and other entertainment.
Thousands greet veterans at St. Louis parade
(Reuters) - Thousands of people lined the streets of downtown St. Louis on Saturday cheering on marchers in a parade honoring veterans of America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the nation's first major welcome to soldiers since the end of the Iraq War.