Hundreds cheer Veterans Day Parade

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island Lelan Nishek of Kauai Nursery AND Landscaping, a veteran of the U.S. Navy involved in the Cuban missile crisis and ship blockade, rides Cinco in the Veterans Day Parade Saturday.
  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island The M.A.S.H. crew greets the audience from atop the American Legion Post 54 truck Saturday during the Veterans Day Parade.
  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Wilcox Elementary School students in the Performing Arts Program wave American flags high while marching in the Veterans Day Parade Saturday along Rice Street in Lihue.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island U.S. Marine J.Q. Smith, who will celebrate his 91st birthday Nov.10, gets help from Vet Center representatives in finishing the Veterans Day Parade Saturday along Rice Street in Lihue.
  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island Nathan Bennor stops to thank U.S. Navy color guardsmen as Tiffany Bernades of the Marriott International unit looks on Saturday after the Veterans Day Parade at the Historic County Building in Lihue.

LIHUE — “I made it!” J.Q. Smith said Saturday under the shade of a monkeypod tree at the Historic County Building. “I’m 91 years old, and I wanted to march in the parade.”

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