Louisville, Miss. (WTVA) -- Veterans in Louisville celebrated Veteran's Day a little early this year.
The town held its Tenth Veteran's Day Parade and Fall Harvest Cook-Off Saturday.
The veterans marched down Main Street in Louisville and stopped on Columbus Avenue where the state's insurance commissioner, Mike Chaney, spoke to the crowd.
Culinary professors from East Central Community College judged the six types of chili that were entered into the cook-off.
Organizers said this event is a way to recognize those who defend our country.
"It means that we are continuing a tradition of honoring those who served," Fall Harvest Cook- Off Chairman Thomas Dowd. "Not just those who served before me, but those who served after me and those who have yet to serve."
Dowd said WalMart provided breakfast for the veterans at the Chamber of Commerce building before the parade.