Hundreds of Lincoln locals and visitors came together in Lincoln for the veterans parade down K street.

"It was fun. It's fun to support our country," young Tavorion Taylor said. 

"Flabbergasted, beautiful parade. Love the bands. It's just really nice. Couldn't be sweeter," T/5 Army technician veteran that fought in WWII and was honored as the Grand marshal of the parade, Sylvester Schroer said. 

"I've been going to the parade for about the last 8 years off and on, in between having kids, but they're to an age now to where they need to understand what it's all about," e5 SGT of the 82nd Airborne, Ron Taylor said. 

The half-mile parade honored the 75th anniversary of D–Day and the battle of Normandy, the largest seaborne invasion in WWII. 

"We were a lucky bunch of people and we did what we had to and came back and it's nice to see everything back in the old town," Schroer said.

The parade featured local veteran service organizations, marching bands, special vehicles, and large patriotic parade balloons.

Veterans say the excitement and patriotic support is everything they imagined and are grateful for the community action.

"We're striving to keep the world, United States as it once was, and hopefully we're doing a good job of it, and it's still the best place in the world to live and I'm so happy here," Schroer said.

"It's the heartbeat of America is what we do," Taylor said.