The Veterans Day Parade, now in its 80th year, stepped off Thursday in downtown Charleston.

The parade, hosted by the city of Charleston and American Legion John Brawley Post 20, maneuvered its way through the city to the Court Street Overlook, where U.S. Marshal Michael Baylous was the guest speaker.

Baylous served in the Marine Corps Reserve before his career with the West Virginia State Police and now the U.S. Marshals Service.