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Veterans Day in ManchesterScenes from Manchester's Veterans Day Parade on Sunday Morning.

Manchester's Veterans Day Parade stepped off Sunday morning on Elm Street to recognize the service and sacrifices of the area's military members past and present. Francis B. "Sharkey" Madden, a Manchester native who enlisted in the Army and was deployed to Guam in the Pacific theater during World War II, center, receives the Veterans Council Tony Karam Award from Karam's widow Irene. Assisting in the presentation is Mike Lopez, right. (BRUCE TAYLOR/UNION LEADER)
Manchester Tiger Cub Scout Alexander Moss, 7, leans on the rifle he carried in the Manchester Veterans Day Parade Sunday morning during ceremonies following the parade in Veterans Park. (BRUCE TAYLOR/UNION LEADER)
Gary P. Reid, commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8214, addresses the crowd at Veterans Park following the Sunday morning Veterans Day Parade in Manchester. (BRUCE TAYLOR/UNION LEADER)
Francis B. "Sharkey" Madden, a Manchester native who enlisted in the Army and was deployed to Guam in the Pacific theater during World War II, receives the Veterans Council Tony Karam Award from Mike Lopez. (BRUCE TAYLOR/UNION LEADER)
John Parchar, of Bedford, holds his grandson, John Parchar III, 2, also of Bedford, as the Manchester Central High Band passes along the parade route. (BRUCE TAYLOR/UNION LEADER)
Triniti Carter, 7, Autumn Shank, 6, and Caidyn Carter, age 4-1/2, stay warm and wait for the parade along Elm Street Sunday morning. (BRUCE TAYLOR/UNION LEADER)
Vietnam veteran Leonard Stanhope, of Litchfield, salutes the flag during the National Anthem at the Veterans Park ceremonies. (BRUCE TAYLOR/UNION LEADER)
Francis B. "Sharkey" Madden, a Manchester native who enlisted in the Army and was deployed to Guam in the Pacific theater during World War II, serves as Parade Grand Marshall riding in the '55 Thunderbird convertible of driver Alan Zawisza. Madden's daughter Crissie Madden Smith rides next to her father. (BRUCE TAYLOR/UNION LEADER)