ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Residents lined Main Street Aug. 3 to see the 61st Annual Old Soldier's Day Parade.
"Leading With Honor - Honor Their Sacrifice" is this year's parade theme, focusing on those soldiers who were taken prisoner during war.
The 2013 Grand Marshal is Leon "Lee" Ellis, a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel and a former fighter pilot who endured five and a half years as a prisoner of war in the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" prison near Hanoi, Vietnam.
"You cannot live with honor without courage," Ellis said. "We need more courage today."