Air Force women's soccer participated in the Denver Veteran's Day Parade on Veteran's Day Saturday, Nov. 11. The Falcons were the opening group of the event, which drew thousands of spectators who lined up along Civic Center Park in downtown Denver.
The Parade was broken up into sections that represented different conflicts in American military history: Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, etc. The Veterans organizations agreed to march together to showcase their organization's historical roots in these eras. Spectators enjoyed floats, car clubs, marching units, bands and more.
"It was amazing to see the support of the military from the public," junior goalkeeper Jennifer Hiddink said. "Meeting the past generations of military members also humbled me and made me excited for the future because those men and women paved the way for our generation, and I hope to do that for the next generations. There was one little girl that said `look mommy! Those women are in the military, so I want to be in the military!' It was a great experience and I hope to participate in the parade again."
"Participating in the Veteran's day parade was truly humbling," team captain and senior midfielder Kristen Shimkus said. "I was surprised by the overwhelming support from the community and the number of participants in the parade. It was also special to connect with young girls in particular and show them that they can do anything!"
The event was ran by the Colorado Veteran's Project.
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