Huntsville Veterans Day Parade

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –"Some paid the ultimate sacrifice and today is just to give honor and recognition to those who served," Veteran Tracie Marbury said.

Marbury said a simple gesture of a card, or wave can go a long a way in the eyes of a veteran. Marbury served eight years in the military. She said it was hard, and it takes you away from your families.

She's also a mom of 3 boys; her oldest son Miles said her service to this country is inspiring. Miles said it wasn't easy growing up with his mom in the military, and he looks up to her. He is happy to be at the parade celebrating Veterans Day.

Marbury said it warms her heart to see the turnout at the parade and hopes everyone who came left with a sense of pride and honor of how great America really is.