HIGHLAND PARK - Kids waving American flags lined Route 27 to wave on veterans marching in a parade along with firetrucks and scouts.

Army veteran Stan Hubbard has been marching in this parade for the last 40 years, starting when he was a Cub Scout.

"I view it as an honor," says Hubbard. "I'm thankful I'm alive to enjoy it, and also that the people came out to see us and respect those who passed away over the last 100 years or more."

Hubbard served in Turkey and Egypt in the 60s. Like many veterans, he followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather in joining the military.