Aug 30, 2009 8:32 AM by James Jarman

Thousands crowd downtown to thank our troops

About 45,000 people crowded downtown Colorado Springs for the Red, White and Brave parade to thank troops for their service in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Service members from every base in the Pikes Peak region marched in the parade. Some of them are just home from Iraq and Afghanistan.

The parade of troops went through downtown, along with marching bands, military vehicles and fire trucks.

Organizers hoped to match the turnout at a similar parade five years ago, which
police put at about 60,000.



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