CASA GRANDE — With parades, marching bands and various activities, Pinal County communities celebrate the troops this month.

Veterans Day is Monday.

Casa Grande’s salute to the troops was held on Saturday with the 13th annual parade, flyover and eighth annual Ride for the Warrior music festival, which brought hundreds of people to downtown Casa Grande.

“It was a great day celebrating our troops,” said Kim Vandenberg of Honoring/Hiring/Helping our Heroes of Pinal County. “I could see people lined up all along Florence Boulevard.”

This year’s parade featured more than 55 entries, including bands and floats representing dozens of youth groups, veterans groups, schools, churches and individuals.