A parade through the Old Market on Friday night for Purple Heart veterans is expected to be delayed.
After running into flight delays in Washington, D.C., the parade is now expected to happen sometime after 10 p.m. It was originally scheduled to start at about 9 p.m.
Almost 100 veterans will parade through the Old Market after a Purple Heart honor flight to Washington, D.C.
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Veterans of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf who have earned a Purple Heart or Bronze Star will be joined by families of Nebraska service members killed in those wars. They flew before dawn Friday from Eppley Airfield to Washington for a daylong tour of the city’s memorials.
The public is invited to line South 10th Street to welcome them home with a parade Friday night.
The parade will begin at 10th and Jackson Streets.
It will include the Millard American Legion Post 374 color guard, Omaha Police Department Bagpipes & Drums, Korea-era Jeeps, classic cars, motorcycles, a camel, horses and politicians. Veterans riding in trolleys will bring up the rear of the parade, which ends at the Durham Museum.
World-Herald staff writer Joseph Morton contributed to this report.
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