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Citizens gather in Downtown Evansville to honor veterans for their service

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Riverside Drive was lined with people Saturday afternoon, honoring and celebrating veterans during the annual Four Freedoms Veterans Parade.

A large crowd of supporters, young and old, came out to enjoy the nice weather and to show their thanks to the veterans.

The parade stretched from Casino Aztar to the Four Freedoms monument, where kids were happily waving flags and grabbing some candy.

The entire Wargel family lined the parade route to support one special man who served in the Army Air Corp during World War II.

His family says he's modest about being a veteran, but was excited to be riding in the parade.

"He was in World War II, he flew in planes and he was in the Pacific Theatre. A great turnout and the veterans deserve it," said William Wargel. 

Coming up at 10, hear from one veteran who returned home Saturday, after serving in Iran for the past month.

He gave his family and friends quite a shock when he surprised them more than a week early.

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