Cadet Rob Bingham stopped by 9NEWS to explain the significance of the Color Guard and what their role will be at the parade.
"This means a lot to us. This has been three months of collaboration with the City of Denver, with the Auraria campus. We're focusing on spending our spare time between studying, academics [and] work to really pull the community and celebrate our veterans the way they should be celebrated," Bingham said.
Bingham also talked about the significance of tradition and how it applies to the armed forces.
"This goes back to core army values. The color guard represents the United States of America and the Army," Bingham said.
Bingham talked about the different events the parade will be hosting.
"[Saturday] we're kicking off Veterans Day early. Veterans Day is 11/11 as everyone knows, but we're kicking off tomorrow. We're starting off with a 5K run, the Denver Veterans 5K, and that's at the Auraria campus, strictly put on by Army ROTC cadets, but it's open to the public and we want everyone to show up 8 a.m. Come run our race," Bingham said.
"And then following that at 10, is going to be the Denver Veterans Day Parade. It's going to be a great ceremony, lots of floats, marching bands. There is going to be an in rout World War II re-enactment, which is going to be pretty cool. In then after that there will be a celebration at Civic Center Park, and then they're capping it all off with fireworks [at 5 p.m.] at Auraria Campus," Bingham said.
The parade starts on Saturday at 10 a.m. and a variety of military units will be on hand.
For more information, you can go to http://www.vetsdaydenver.org/.
Nate Chisholm contributed to this report.
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