Once a year the streets are lined with uniforms, patriotic colors and a feeling of honor pride and sacrifice.
Each year, Master Gunnery W.E. Williams leads his Bixby High School JROTC cadets, with pride.
After serving in Vietnam, being wounded and receiving a Purple Heart twice, it is hard today, to see his battle wounds. With a smile, he instructs the cadets.
He tells them how he sacrificed time with his family, how he honored his country with service and how proud he is to share his experience.
"They know I was in Vietnam. They know I was hit twice and so they know a lot about me," said Master Gunnery W.E. Williams, Bixby High School.
Williams says he served in Vietnam with his older brother. He and his brother were both hit, within two days. However, Williams says he waived his discharge home, and signed on to stay longer in Vietnam, than required.