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Walla Walla neighbors celebrate Osama bin Laden's death

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WALLA WALLA, Wash.—Celebrations across the country Monday as people learn Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. Operatives in Pakistan.  KNDU met with Walla Walla neighbors as they paraded through the town.

"I asked him should we try and put together a little bit of a last minute victory parade," says Nabiel Shawa, Walla Walla City Manager.

"My thoughts were the same as his.  This is America, and let's get it done, and you know what I'm looking around and seeing it's happening," says Don Schack, veteran.

In less than a few hours, a parade was organized in celebration of the death of Osama bin Laden.

"When we have a momentous moment in time, communities and cities must stop, take an assessment of it, and either come together to nurture one another or celebrate the moment," says Nabiel Shawa, Walla Walla City Manager.

"I retired from the guard yesterday and it was a great retirement gift," says Danny Lackey, Enduring Freedom veteran.

"They can now say yeah we have finally finished," says Don Schack, veteran.

Veterans, law enforcement and city officials were among the dozens that paraded down Main Street.  However, those in the parade say our work is not complete.

"We need to still support our military men and women that are still over in the gulf and fighting the fight," says Danny Lackey, Enduring Freedom veteran.

"We got a long way to go.  Terrorism won't stop here," says Don Schack, veteran.

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