Main Street parade draws Panthers, Bulldogs, Gators, Mustangs and elephants (VIDEO, PHOTOS)


Crestview High School's Army ROTC battalion marches down Main Street near the beginning of the city's Veterans Day parade.

BRIAN HUGHES/News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 04:03 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Residents on Monday showed their gratitude to veterans and active duty members of the armed forces.

The Crestview Veterans Day parade featured student groups, businesses, social clubs and the Loomis Bros. Circus elephants.

See photos from Crestview's Veterans Day Parade here>>

See video footage of the Veterans Day parade>>

Among veterans accepting the crowd's accolades was former 1st Sgt. Thomas Seagle, who served during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

Seagle said he narrowly missed storming the Normandy beaches on D-Day when a last-minute reassignment was delivered.

"I got pulled out at the last minute because they formed a new company," Seagle said. "I missed that slaughter. I've been blessed."

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