A memorable day as new life was breathed into New Bedford's Veterans Day Parade. With several area marching bands, hundreds of local veterans, and even more spectators, Mayor Jon Mitchell best summed it up.

Monday's keynote speaker, WWII veteran Matthew Goulet recalled his experiences at Iwo Jima and other battles. Goulet had a message for his fellow veterans.

City and state officials also thanked the many veterans in attendance for their service.