Heroes in French train attack see California love at parade

Sep 11, 2015 4:27 PM by News Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds lined the streets of California's capital city for a parade to celebrate three hometown heroes who foiled a gunman's attack on a high-speed passenger train while they vacationed in Europe.

The streets were awash with American flags and many people held signs reading "Sacramento proud" and thanking the men for their courage.

The men were carried on a float with Sacramento Hometown Heroes written on its side. The lunchtime mood was festive with marching bands, classic cars, red, white and blue balloons and lots of confetti.

Sacramento is honoring college student Anthony Sadler, Oregon National Guard Spc. Alek Skarlatos and U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, childhood friends who tackled a gunman on a French train heading from Belgium to Paris three weeks ago.

The parade was held Friday to honor the men and remember victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

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