Four Medal of Honor recipients served as Grand Marshals of the 56th annual Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Parade.
The Grand Marshals were: World War II veteran Hershel “Woody” Williams of West Virginia; Korean War veteran Ernie West of Russell, KY.; Vietnam War veteran Gary Littrell of Henderson, KY; and Vietnam War veteran Don Jenkins of Quality, KY.
According to Fox41.com’s, Tamara Evans:
“An estimated 275,000 people attended the Kentucky Derby Festival’s oldest event, the Pegasus Parade, organizers said.”
The grand marshals this year drew some extra attention. The parade gave its top honors to the four Medal of Honor recipients.
“They wear their medals for those who served with them.
It’s something they say hits home, just days after the news of the death of Osama bin Laden.”
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