Parade brought about thoughts of freedom

On Nov. 4 at 11 a.m., my husband and I went down to attend the Veterans Day Parade organized by the VFW Post 10836. My husband is a Navy veteran of the Vietnam war.

What a great parade it was! It was attended by so many people, and there were hundreds of participants in the parade. It took more than an hour for all to pass by, and all carried the American flag and Arizona flag. What a heart-lifting experience to see so many patriots and veterans join in. We commend the VFW Post 10836 for their hard work.

We watched some children across the street stand to their feet and place their hand over their hearts every time the American flag was on display. Thank you to their parents who taught them well! We did the same, as we have great reverence for our flag and our country. We also watched people who wouldn't even stand to their feet, much less put their hand over their heart when the flag passed by.

I wonder if they realize how special this country is, how much freedom we have and how we should support it. I wonder how they will feel when the borders to Mexico and Canada are open and free to anyone who wants to come in to our country and reap what we have toiled and died for, and I wonder how they will feel when America the Beautiful is no more.

Karen Dunlap

Kingman