Glen Gowens, left, leads the indoor Veterans Day parade at East Elementary school Friday accompanied by EES 3rd grader Collin Cooner, with the entire student body cheering them on — from one end of the school to the other. “I’ll admit, I was just overwhelmed, walking through the halls,” said Gowens, a retired U.S. Air Force veteran. “It’s fantastic. I don’t know a better word to put on it.”