Beale showcases during Veterans Day Parade
By Airman 1st Class Shawn Nickel, 9th RW Public Affairs
/ Published November 15, 2011
BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., --
More than 420 members of Team Beale marched in the Veterans Day Parade in Marysville, Calif., Nov. 11, 2011.
The parade showcased Beale Airmen, equipment used at the base and other servicemembers and veterans alongside local law enforcement, firefighters and community groups.
"This opportunity gives the Beale Airman a chance to showcase what they do and is an awesome, patriotic way to spend Veterans Day with our brothers and sisters in arms," said Master Sgt. Jason Davis, Beale first sergeant and event coordinator for the base. "Our driven Airmen exhibit our core values daily and this is not exception when it comes to service before self."
Sergeant Davis said there is rarely an event such as this where the pride from Airmen is so contagious and there is a reunion of so many veterans.
"Where else can you meet our brothers and sisters who blazed the path to freedom before us," he said.
Coordinators of the event estimated six thousand members of the community lined the streets to support the troops.
"Just the sheer number of people here is a testament to how this community feels about the people serving our country," said David Wainer, Yuba County resident. "People could have been out doing other things on a day off, but instead we are here supporting the underpaid and overworked troops and the red, white and blue."