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    2005 LB Veterans Day Parade

    LB 2005 Vets Parade(November 5, 2005) -- LB's Veterans Day Parade stepped off at 10:00 a.m. today (Nov. 5) from Atlantic Ave. at Harding Ave., rolled down Atlantic to 56th St., then returned back to Houghton Park for a ceremony honoring veterans.

    Veterans Day is officially marked on Nov. 11: the 11th month, 11th day, 11th hour, marking the armistice of World War I...then called "the war to end all wars." Attendance at this year's parade (nearly a week before the official observance) was visibly thinner than in past years. provides expanded photo coverage below.

    LB 2005 Vets ParadeLB's ceremonial Mounted Police unit was near the head of the parade.

    LB 2005 Vets ParadeThis shovel brigade followed. the equestrian unit. Its sign wisecracked, "Meadow Muffins, 75 cents."

    These workers were immediately followed by [seriously]...

    LB 2005 Vets ParadeLB Mayor and U.S. Conference of Mayors President, Beverly O'Neill.

    The Mayor is riding in her final LB Veterans Parade as Mayor. She's been part of the parade since its inception under former Councilman Jerry Shultz nine years ago.

    LB 2005 Vets ParadeLB Vice Mayor/5th district Councilwoman Jackie Kell.

    LB 2005 Vets ParadeIn uniform, LB City Prosecutor Tom Reeves (Colonel/Staff Judge Advocate, CA Air National Guard).

    LB 2005 Vets Parade1st district Councilwoman Bonnie Lowenthal.

    LB 2005 Vets Parade2d district Councilman Dan Baker.

    LB 2005 Vets Parade3th district Councilman Frank Colonna.

    LB 2005 Vets Parade4th district Councilman Patrick O'Donnell.

    LB 2005 Vets Parade6th district Councilwoman Laura Richardson.

    LB 2005 Vets Parade9th district Councilman Val Lerch (trademark morning coffee cup in hand) with family members. Councilman Lerch served in the U.S. Coast Guard for 23 years. He walked the parade route, shaking hands with spectators.

    LB 2005 Vets ParadeCouncilman Lerch greets fellow LB Councilmember Tonia Reyes Uranga and spouse/LB Community College Board of Trustees member Roberto Uranga.

    LB 2005 Vets Parade8th district Councilwoman Rae Gabelich alongside family grandkidlet.

    LB 2005 Vets ParadeAmong the spectators. WLB power couple Patti and Nick Sramek.

    Mr. Sramek serves on the Planning Commission; Mrs. Sramek is a field aide to Councilwoman Reyes Uranga.

    LB 2005 Vets ParadeOne of several servicemembers' floats.

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    LB 2005 Vets ParadeGrand Marshal, Olympic Gold Medalist (LB Marathon exec/Int'l City Racing CEO) Bob Seagren.

    LB 2005 Vets ParadeL.A County Supervisor Don Knabe

    LB 2005 Vets ParadeIn uniform and in military vehicle, retired LB Councilman Jerry Shultz, Vietnam Vet, Bronze Star recipient.

    LB 2005 Vets ParadeCity Auditor Gary Burroughs.

    LB 2005 Vets ParadeAtop this classic fire truck, Braden Phillips (second from right), Captain, USN Ret., Manager, LBPD Administration Bureau.

    LB 2005 Vets ParadeLB photojournalist Diana Lejins. She's on roller skates, although we managed to miss that part of the shot (which is why she's a photographer and we're not).

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    LB 2005 Vets ParadeFriends of LB Animals took part and saluted Dogs in Combat.

    LB 2005 Vets ParadeFriends of LB Animals president Shirley Vaughan rides along.

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