Miami Beach salutes veterans

  • SFC Michael Francis, drum major with the 13th Army band Florida National Guard, marches down Washington Ave. in the Miami Beach Veterans Day Parade. Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Virginia Kay, from Miami Beach, waves her flag in honor of her husband, father and brother who served, as she watches the Miami Beach Veterans Day Parade on Miami Beach Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Eric Valladeres 9, leads the G.Holmes Braddock JrROTC down Washington Street, during the Miami Beach Veterans Day Parade Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. His brothers are in the high school program. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Stellan Souquiere 3, held by Vanessa Duhaut waves a flag during the Miami Beach Veterans Day Parade Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Retired Marine Corps Michael Dougherty, hands a poppy to Stellan Souquiere, 3, on Washington Ave during the Miami Beach Veterans Day Parade Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Sy Eisenberg 83, Korean War Vet, at the Miami Beach Veterans Day Parade on Miami Beach Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Miami Beach Police Department perform a gun salute at the Miami Beach Veterans Day Parade on Miami Beach Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Mike Elliott, retired US Army, with over 10,000 jumps, glides into the festivities on Miami Beach after the Miami Beach Veterans Day Parade Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF