Veterans Day Parade in downtown Rapid City

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Trumpets were blowing and bands were marching in downtown Rapid City Saturday morning for the Veterans Day Parade.

The Army ROTC, Lions Club, Boys Scouts, and a number of other groups marched in Saturday's parade.

And many locals sported red, white, and blue to show their support.

One veteran who came to watch the event says to him, Veterans Day is about those who did not return home after serving in the line of duty.

Navy Veteran Steve Minder says, "It's nice to see we have, we live in a very unique country. It's unique throughout, within the world with the freedoms that we enjoy and they're, we're blessed to have people that think that those freedoms are worth celebrating and worth defending."

Veterans Day was formerly known as Armistice Day in 1938.

Congress later changed the name to Veterans Day in 1954.