Oregon Army National Guard Col. William Schutz, (far right), joins organizers of the Veterans Day Parade in front of the Linn County Courthouse in Albany, Oregon, to distribute awards to parade participants, following the conclusion of the event, Nov. 11. Various units and individuals from throughout the Oregon National Guard participated in the parade, along with groups from local schools, military groups, civilian and rotary clubs and civic groups. The event has the distinction of being the largest veterans day parade west of the Mississippi. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office).