The City of New Bedford saluted veterans of all wars Sunday during its annual Veterans Day Parade. 

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Elected officials, veterans groups, marching bands, and ladies auxiliary units marched from Buttonwood Park to Wings Court, where a ceremony was held.  Mayor Jon Mitchell says veterans from New Bedford have fought in every war since the Revolution.

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Among the veterans marching Sunday was Roland Gendron.   Gendron is a Korean War veteran who has been active with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 6643 in Freetown.  Recently he was named to the V-F-W's National Council.

He says the organization is all about helping other people, including veterans who need a hand.  Gendron is a firm beleiver that veterans should continue public service.  He spends a lot of time visiting nursing homes and schools, talking with students.

New Bedford's Veteran's Day services continued at the Fort Rodman/Fort Tabor Military Museum, where a wreath was laid honoring local men and women who served their country.  A Veterans Day Parade was also held in Fairhaven, and a flag raising ceremony was held in Acushnet.

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