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Veteran’s Day Parade 2010

By Steve Yamamoto | November 6, 2010

This year marked the 14th annual Veteran’s Day Parade in North Long Beach and once again members of the Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) participated in the festivities.  Units that attended the parade included Engine 11 and Truck 11, as well as three museum rigs from the LBFD museum.  This year Firefighter Nick Kalt was recognized as one of the Honorary Grand Marshall’s of the parade.  Nick served in the United States Marine Corp. for 10 years before retiring as a Captain.  In 2008, he was hired by the LBFD and is currently assigned to Station 13.  Fire Chief Alan Patalano was also in attendance riding on Truck 11 with Firefighter Kalt.  Aboard the three antique fire engines were various City Council Members as they were driven down Atlantic Blvd. by our very own retired Long Beach Firefighters.  Numerous veterans from all branches of the military participated and hundreds of spectators were in attendance.  Once again this year’s parade was a great display of thanks and honoring to all those who have served.

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