Mother Nature cancels Belvidere VFW’s Veterans Day parade, but celebration goes on

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BELVIDRE, Ill. (WTVO) — Belvidere’s VFW Post 1461 held a Veterans Day ceremony Monday morning to a packed house.

The ceremony honored those who’ve come home, and those who never made it back.

Originally, the VFW planned on hosting a parade, but it was canceled due to the overnight snowstorm.

Still, organizers say veterans served no matter what, so their celebration was happening, no matter what.

“These freedoms that people have today were all paid for by our servicemen and women,” said Cmdr. Greg Kelm. “It’s been that way since the formation of our country in 1776 and it continues on today. It’s a price we have paid to live in the greatest country in the world.”

Kelm served in Vietnam as a medic with the 101st Airborne.

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