ST. CLOUD -- With Veterans Day coming up on Tuesday, the St. Cloud VA held their Veterans Day today (Sunday).

The brisk autumn weather did not stop people from around the area to come out and show appreciation to the local heroes who served our country.

Hundreds of veterans from American Legions, VFWs, and several other organizations from around central Minnesota participated in the parade.

After the parade, people were invited to attend an open house "Thank You" at Apollo High School for people to gather, warm up, and visit with a veteran in person.

Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON