(MOBILE, Ala.) The annual Veterans Day parade in Mobile was canceled due to the dreary weather, leaving some who braved the rain anyway disappointed.
"Why couldn't we march in a little bit of rain? What is it going to hurt?" says Judy Bahm.
Bahm's husband Bill served three tours of duty in Vietnam. He passed away several years ago and she keeps his memory close, wearing his dog tags around her neck. Veterans Day is always bittersweet for Bahm, this year especially so.
"It's really tough because I look forward to it every year," she says. "I come to this parade every year and before my husband died he was in it."
Even her smallest grandkids remember their 'paw paw'.
"He was nice," says 9-year-old Joseph Bahm. "He was there when I needed him."
Joseph and his younger brothers made signs bearing their grandfather's name to wave in Monday's parade.
Despite the dark skies and empty streets, Bahm says she'll spend the day remembering and teaching her grandchildren about her husband's legacy.
"They don't understand right this minute why they couldn't see the parade today, but we're going to talk about it," she says. "They know what their paw paw was, and he was a great man."