Special coins commemorating the soldiers were given to the parents of those now serving.
Ellsworth announced prizes for best float in the parade. In first place was North Warren Girl Scout Troop No. 3192, which bore the names of the soldiers and signs that reflected the sentiment of the crowd, like "Our Troops - Our Heroes," and "Freedom is Not Free."
In second place was the float created by North Warren students involved in the Interact Club/Students Against Destructive Decisions.
The morning began with a breakfast hosted by Boy Scout Troop No. 30, at the Methodist Church on Brick Street. Scout Master John Belline said they served about 65 meals and it was a "good turnout."
A wreath was placed at the Prisoner of War monument in front of the Municipal center and the ceremony concluded with veterans discharging their firearms in a 21-gun salute.