Parade to honor U.S. military members set for Saturday in Minneapolis

There has yet to be a local parade specifically to thank U.S. service members for their service in the war against terror, WCCO reports. That’ll change with the Twin Cities Heroes Parade down Nicollet Mall beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday. It took a grassroots effort to organize the event.

Ericka Palmer decided there ought to be a parade specifically to honor U.S. military members to thank them for their service, so she and a group of grassroots organizers put it together, WCCO reports.

She modeled the Twin Cities Heroes Parade after other privately organized parades that have popped up around the country, starting after New York City wouldn’t schedule an official parade. Now she’s gotten an official proclamation from Gov. Mark Dayton and help from city hall.

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