Retired Army National Guard Brigadier General Mike Pace, West Plains, served as the grand marshal for this year's Veterans Day parade, held Friday in downtown West Plains. During his military career, Pace earned many distinctive honors, and at one point was the joint force land component commander, in operations control commanding all Army units of the Missouri National Guard. He is a Bronze Star recipient who retired from military service in 2008, and during his service also was employed for about 33 years with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, achieving the rank of major and retiring as director of the criminal investigation bureau in Jefferson City. He is being driven along the parade route by the owner of the classic Camaro in which he is riding, Tillman Durham. Watch Wednesday's Quill for more parade pictures.