Parade grand marshal Dick Sheppard, retired editor for the Sanger Herald and Mid Valley Times, waved to the crowd before the start of the parade. In addition to the veteran’s parade, Sheppard will serve as grand marshal for the 72nd annual Nation’s Christmas Tree City Toyland Parade next month. Rick Curiel / Mid Valley Times

Sanger residents, visitors and attendees honored all who have served or are serving in the military at the annual Veterans Parade on Nov. 2 in downtown Sanger.
Onlookers lined the streets of downtown Sanger, from Academy Avenue to 7th Street to P Street and back to 10 Street, to watch the proceedings. They honored grand marshal Dick Sheppard, retired editor for the Sanger Herald and The Times, and viewed up to 10 divisions of parade entries. Many of the entries will participate in the annual Veterans Day Parade in Fresno on Monday, Nov. 11.
Also held on Nov. 2 was the annual Orosi Veterans Parade, which began in Orosi and winds up at Ledbetter Park in Cutler.
More Sanger Veterans Parade photos can be found on Page A16.