Fall River holds COVID-safe Veterans Day parade

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) – The annual Fall River Veterans Day parade looked a little different, because of the pandemic, on Wednesday.

There were more than a hundred members of the community, including veterans, firefighters, police officers, and lawmakers that took part in the all-vehicle parade; there were no parade participants on the street.

But, there were Fall River residents, who lined the streets to support the parade and veterans, while wearing their masks.

“All along every street corner we went by were people there waving flags, saluting and it just made us feel good that we as a city, as a country, are not going to be defeated by COVID,” state Rep. Paul Schmid said.

The event lasted about an hour and a half.

ABC 6 News also spoke with Veterans Transition House executive director Jim Reid, who discussed some of the hardships that veterans face with the pandemic, which include challenges with housing and PTSD.

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