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Northstate residents pay tribute on Veterans Day

By KRCR Staff
Published On: Nov 11 2013 01:49:52 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 11 2013 01:54:34 PM CST

Veterans Day parade in Oroville

NORTHSTATE, Calif. -

The United States observed Veterans Day Monday, marking the end of fighting on the western front during WWI in 1918.

Other nations are reflecting on the sacrifices made by fighting forces.  Monday is Armistice Day in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and France, among other places.
     
There were several Veterans Day observances across the Northstate.

In Redding, veterans gathered at the Elks Lodge at 11 a.m. for the annual cognac toast.  This year marks the 85th year the Elks Lodge has participated since it started in 1928.

In Chico, veterans gathered at the Elks Lodge at 10 a.m. to hear from a number of speakers including Lt. Commander Ted Robinson.  Robinson saved the life of John F. Kennedy during World War II.

In Igo, a crowd gathered for a ceremony at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery.

In Oroville, people lined the streets for the Veterans Day Parade down Montgomery Street.

In Red Bluff, military families gathered to dedicate the Gulf War Monument on Oak Street.

Watch for complete coverage of all these Veterans Day events tonight on KRCR News Channel 7.