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Veteran's Day Preview

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Every year, the Veteran's Day Parade in West Richland is one of the biggest in Eastern Washington and Saturday's is supposed to be even bigger.

Veteran's Day started on November 11th, 1919 as Armistice Day. This was the 1st anniversary of World War 1. November 11th became a national holiday in 1938 and President Eisenhower changed the name to Veteran's Day in 1954. He wanted to honor veterans of all American wars. As of 2004, there were 24 and a half million veterans in the U.S.

The parade in West Richland begins tomorrow at 9:30 in the morning. A veteran's appreciation dinner, hosted by the Columbia River Young Marines starts tomorrow at 6 pm at Knight's Columbus Hall in Richland. All veteran's eat for free.