One Veteran's Parade

Army veteran Mike Ehredt's 2,100-mile journey ends this Veteran's Day in Galveston, Texas.
3:00 | 11/11/12

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As I mentioned, this is veterans day, of course. Tomorrow, the nation will observe the national holiday. At arlington national cemetery today, president obama and the first lady making part in the time honored tradition on this day, laying a wreath at the tomb of the unknown. Tonight here, so many tributes that caught our eye. So, here are two of them. One, from a veteran on a marathon. The other from a little boy, waiting for dad to come home. Army veteran mike ehredt has been running a marathon every every day now for the past ten weeks. A journey that began in minnesota. Morning, fourth day. On minnesota 53. Reporter: And came to an end today in galveston, texas, passing through nine states. There's this lonely feeling coming over me. But it also made me get up and move. Reporter: At every mile, mike stops, not to take a break or to catch his breath, but to plant a small american flag, each inscribed with the name, age and rank of a fallen soldier lost in afghanistan. And then, a salute from mike. His own journey to remember. And on this veterans day, this little boy in north carolina. Repairing to read his own handwritten words for his father. Cabe ellis remembering his dad james, a father of four and a first class petty officer, serving in afghanistan. His fifth deployment. Listen to how his son describes him. I'm so proud of him. He is my hero right next to jesus. Reporter: Then, moments later, the principal says, "look." That little boy's hero, walking towards him. His father james, a former football star in their hometown, who said later he would not forget this hero's welcome from the town, nor his son. I mean, it's the greatest honor of my life to serve my

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